Incredible talents can be quickly expected to become more than human on and off screen. They’re no longer real people, but the fantasy creations of the public instead.
So it’s good, sometimes, to take a step back and see that celebrities are human beings and that their lives are as full of imperfection as our own. Check out these 12 celebrities and the dark secrets they’ve chosen to share.
12. Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson of every movie you’ve ever seen fame was a bad boy at school. Bad enough to get himself expelled. It wasn’t your ordinary, run of the mill, prank gone wrong, either. He kidnapped the entire school board to protect the school curriculum and held them hostage for 48 hours!
11. Prince Charles
The heir to the British throne has a certain obsession with porcelain thrones. He’s one of the world’s biggest collectors of toilets seats. If that wasn’t enough quirkiness in its own right, he also takes his own toilet seat with him whenever he travels. It’s a white leather seat if you must know.
10. Vin Diesel
You may associate Vin Diesel with being the tough guy in films from Pitch Black to the Fast and the Furious (insert a number from 1-7 or so here). But in real life, he is a straight up nerd. His game of choice? Dungeons and Dragons. The book, Thirty Years of Adventure; A Celebration of Dungeons and Dragons,has a foreword by him.
9. Zach Braff
Sometimes pranks go really wrong. The person being pranked doesn’t get it and they do something hugely out of proportion in return. Like Zach Braff did when he kicked the heck out of a 12-year-old he thought was attacking his Porsche with spray paint. It was for an episode of Punk’d and has never been broadcast.
8. Daryl Hannah
Can you spot something missing in the photo? Have a look at Daryl’s hand. She’s lost the tip of her left index finger. It happened when she was getting water from the well at her grandmother’s and she caught the finger in the mechanism. She normally wears a prosthetic to cover it up.