Re: 11 Celebrities With Secret Nerdy Hobbies
I don't quite know what it says about me how many of these I already knew about (and that I'm willing to admit it), but there you go. Vin Diesel is the go to for nerds talking about this topic. Nick Cage is well-known, too - he was even slated to play Superman at one point. There are pictures floating around of that somewhere. Maybe I'm more of a sucker for those clickbait '10 celebrity pastimes you won't believe' articles than I'd like to admit. A lot of these are news to me, though, and I'm glad you picked some more general nerdery outside of just sci-fi and comics, because those are relatively mainstream at this point. I was as shocked by model trains and Rod Stewart as everyone else, and getting young girls into math is a productive nerd hobby and a great use for fame!
There were also a few famous people that I was surprised didn't make this list. Seth Green's love for all things nerdy is legendary, including figure collecting and the near-infinite number of sci-fi references in Robot Chicken. He was even supposed to be executive producing a new Star Wars TV series at one point - dunno what ever happened to that. Same goes for Wil Wheaton & Felicia Day. Maybe we shouldn't count them because they already work in nerd media? Dave Chapelle also has a famous standup routine (not sure if he's ever done it on TV) where he talks about being hooked on World Of Warcraft as well as getting wrecked by koreans in Starcraft, which gives him extra nerd cred beyond a namedrop of WoW that anyone could make. I was sure you were talking about that when you mentioned WoW in the intro.