1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – a footballer or law enforcement
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, known for his action-packed roles in blockbuster hits such as “Jumanji” and the “Fast and Furious” franchise. However, it may come as a surprise to some fans that The Rock once had aspirations to pursue a career outside of entertainment. In fact, the former WWE wrestler-turned-actor has shared that he would have pursued a career in football or law enforcement if he hadn’t found success in Hollywood. Johnson was a standout football player in high school and went on to play for the University of Miami before injuries derailed his professional football dreams.
2. Chris Pratt – salesman and coupon distributor
Did you know that before he became a Hollywood household name, Chris Pratt worked as a bargain ticket salesman and coupon distributor? It’s clear that even celebrities, he also had to begin somewhere. In an interview, he admitted he was going to do odd jobs like coupon distribution and cheap ticket seller if he’s not concentrating on his acting profession.
3. Jennifer Lawrence – a hotel maid or a party planner
Jennifer Lawrence, well known for her roles in films such as “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Hunger Games,” has a fantastic sense of humor and has joked about the occupations she would have pursued if she hadn’t been an actress. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she joked about becoming a hotel maid, saying “I think I’d be really good at it. I can make a bed, I can clean a toilet, I can do all of it.” She also joked that she would be a party planner, adding “I’m a really good party planner, too. Oh, I’d be a great bartender. Listen, if all else fails, bartending.” Despite these playful comments, it’s clear that Lawrence’s talent and dedication have helped her achieve great success in the entertainment
4. Justin Timberlake – interior design or architecture
Timberlake has displayed an interest in architecture, telling Forbes that the process of designing and creating a home fascinates him. In 2015, he launched his own home goods line called HomeMint, which featured a collection of home decor items, including furniture, rugs, and wall art. He also worked with designer Estee Stanley to create the interior design for his own homes, and even designed a couple of the spaces in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
5. Zooey Deschanel – baking and cooking
In interviews, Zooey Deschanel has shared her love of baking and cooking, even hosting her own food show on the Food Network called “The Farm Project,” where she shares recipes and cooking tips. Deschanel has also shared her passion for food and cooking on social media, often posting pictures of her homemade meals and baked goods.
6. Emma Watson – work in the fashion industry or as a makeup artist
Emma Watson stated in an interview with Elle UK that she has a strong interest in fashion and would like to work as a designer or create a sustainable fashion line. She has also stated that she enjoys experimenting with cosmetics and has considered becoming a makeup artist if she weren’t an actress.
7. Channing Tatum – a stripper
Tatum discussed his stint as a stripper in an interview with Elle magazine in 2014, and how it helped him develop his confidence and stage presence, characteristics that have proven important in his acting career. Tatum was asked if he would ever pursue stripping again if he wasn’t an actor. He said that he would surely think about it, but only under certain conditions.
8. Oprah Winfrey – teaching
In a 2015 interview with Parade magazine, she said, “I would have been a teacher. I think that would have been my path in life.” Winfrey has also been very involved in philanthropy and has donated millions of dollars to support education initiatives. In 2007, she opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which provides education and resources to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
9. Lady Gaga – fashion designer
Lady Gaga has indicated interest in becoming a fashion designer in various interviews. In reality, she briefly attended the Parsons School of Design before discontinuing her studies to concentrate on her singing career. Gaga has also worked with several fashion designers and is noted for her creative and daring fashion choices, frequently designing and constructing her own clothes for concerts and occasions.
10. Ellen DeGeneres – organizer or a bartender
Ellen DeGeneres has made this joke on her talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” several times that she would like to be a bartender because she enjoys making drinks for her friends. In another interview with People magazine in 2016, she mentioned that she would enjoy being a professional organizer because she loves to declutter and organize things.