They say that you need to have more than one talent to really make it Hollywood these days. Lots of people can sing, and lots of people can act, but it's the people that can do both (or more) that really stand out.
That's why so many celebrities end up starting new ventures, like fashion brands or fragrance collections. But some celebrities like to venture into completely different industries, some that have nothing to do with the limelight. We salute these stars that dare to be different!
Seth Rogen makes pottery.
The comedy star is surprisingly crafty. Those who follow Seth on Instagram may have been following his pottery journey. He started out making vases and has progressed to pots, mugs, soap dispensers, ashtrays, and sake sets, which he sometimes makes for his friends.
Jack White does upholstery.
He's one of the most interesting and talented rock stars of today. But Jack White has a surprising background: upholstery. He worked in a studio before becoming a full-time musician and has never completely strayed from his roots.
Jack White owns Third Man Upholstery and still upholsters the occasional vintage piece when he's not too busy shredding the guitar.
Nick Offerman is a woodworker.
Maybe this one isn't completely unexpected, but it's great to know how similar Nick Offerman is to his Parks and Rec character Ron Swanson. Nick Offerman is a real-life woodworker and has his own woodshop, which would surely make Ron Swanson proud.
Venus Williams runs an interior design firm.
She's one of the biggest names in the tennis world, but she's more than just an athlete. Venus Williams has a master's in architecture and has been running her own design firm, V Starr, since she was only 23 years old!
Scarlett Johansson owns a Parisian popcorn boutique.
She certainly has a diverse acting history and has been known to occasionally delve into music. But did you know that Scarlett Johansson has been trying to make popcorn as popular in France as it is stateside?
The starlet owns Yummy Pop, a popcorn boutique in Paris that serves up gourmet flavors like truffle parmesan.
Beyonce has a vegan meal delivery service.
It's quite common for celebrities to open restaurants or start their own alcohol brands. But Queen B's venture into the culinary world is more health-oriented and intimate.
The R&B star partnered with her exercise physiologist to launch 22 Days Nutrition, a vegan meal delivery service that aims to promote healthy, plant-based habits.
Susan Sarandon owns a chain of ping pong bars.
Could you imagine playing a game of ping pong against the elegant actress? Susan Sarandon opened SPiN in New York, and the bar was so successful that she'd opened more locations across the States and in Canada.
Ashton Kutcher is a successful investor.
He got famous for playing handsome but dumb characters, but in real life, Ashton Kutcher is actually a pretty smart guy. Especially when it comes to business, he's invested in several successful businesses, including Airbnb, Spotify, and Skype.
Madonna is a children's author.
The pop icon isn't exactly known for being family-friendly, but she knows when to switch gears. Madonna has written and published several children's books since becoming a mother. Unsurprisingly, her books still have a focus on girl power and self-acceptance.
Alex James (former Blur bassist) makes gourmet cheese.
Does the sight of a delicious block of cheese make you want to shout woohoo? Alex James has left his rock star days behind him to lead a simpler life. He now lives on a big farm where he makes all sorts of cheese. But he hasn't completely forgotten about music. He's also hosted The Big Feastival, music and food festival, on his property.