I’d love to say that if I were a celebrity, I would stay relatively normal. I’m just not sure how true that is because being famous obviously changes your lifestyle. Normal grocery shopping becomes fancy grocery shopping, you know? If I were a celeb and did normal things, I’d definitely admit it because stars who seem down-to-earth are way more appreciated. Like, I’d never believe Gwenyth Paltrow if she said she stayed up until 2 a.m. binge-watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix.
It also seems a little difficult to maintain a sense of normalcy when you’re a celebrity because you’re constantly being chased around by photographers and going to wild events. There isn’t much time for an at-home pedicure with your roommate when you have to go to awards shows. Somehow, these celebs still do normal things and they’re not afraid to admit it:
Watching Feminism Videos On YouTube
I don't consider Beyonce normal at all, and I don't think anyone does. So when she came out and said she hangs out and watches YouTube videos I was shocked. She released a documentary on her own channel where she revealed everything we wanted to know about her insane visual album. She said she was just chillaxin' and watching feminism videos on YouTube. That's when she found a video of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who owns the amazing feminist definition voiceover you hear in Bey's song, ***Flawless.
Watching Animal Videos On YouTube
Blake Lively has sort of been hiding from us lately as she's enjoying married life with Ryan Reynolds, but I always imagine her being fabulous 24/7. She's actually pretty normal, apparently. She told The Cut, "I watch YouTube for lots of dog videos. Have you seen the hound and the orangutan? I want an orangutan so bad. It's so cute."
Singing In The Shower
Demi Lovato seems pretty down-to-earth, but even though she's a singer, I don't imagine her singing in the shower. I feel like people with good voices don't sing in the shower, unlike me. Demi told Pacific Rim Video that she sings in the shower all the time!
Jennifer Lawrence may have won an Oscar, but she's a normal at heart. Some people think it's an act, but I'm still buying it. She told Marie Claire how much she loves staying in, "I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of ‘Dance Moms’ on."
Watching Disney Movies
Shailene Woodley is a magical nymph of a creature, isn't she? I'm obsessed with this girl. She's on a whole other level of normal than the rest of us. I mean, homegirl finds her own well water. That isn't necessarily normal for most people, but Shailene watches Pocahontas when she needs to feel better. I don't picture celebs sitting in their living rooms with popcorn watching old Disney flicks.
Hanging Out With Pets
I always picture celebs having pets but not really hanging out with them. I would do anything to chill with my dog all day. Taylor Swift feels that way about her cat, "My cat is awesome – whenever I’m home I make sure that I spend time with my cat."
Using Acne Cream
Lorde is probably the most awesome famous teen to grace the planet. She's constantly taking down Photoshop, and she posted a photo of herself rocking acne cream. I don't think I've ever seen another celebrity do that.
Watching Reality TV
Did you ever think that royalty would watch reality TV? I definitely didn't think this was even a possibility, but I was wrong. Kate Middleton apparently loves reality television. The Duke and Duchess watch Apprentice UK, and rumor has it Kate watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well.
Which celeb surprised you the most? What other celebrities would you add to this list? What “normal” things would you do if you were famous? Tell us in the comments!