We always think celebrities have perfect lives, but in real life, that’s not always the case. Many of them hate the pressures and stresses of trying to maintain success in Hollywood. They resent the paparazzi for following them everywhere. Some child stars also grow up and fall on hard times after they realize they don’t want to live their parents’ dreams. In fact, several famous figures work normal jobs because they wanted to pursue a passion.
Others fell out of the industry and were tired of the grind. That’s why they decided to do something else or to use their career earnings for a fresh start. It’s fascinating to see some of the biggest stars who changed their minds. Some of them dipped their feet back into the celebrity life at some point, but it’s not their main focus anymore. Check out former celebrities who – for whatever reason – now work normal jobs below.
Mortensen rose to superstardom as the quintessential hero Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He instantly became one of the most desirable men on the planet. He could have had a role he wanted after the saga but he didn’t want to keep on the Hollywood grind. Mortensen has one of the most interesting normal jobs on this list because he runs an independent publishing house.
The Danish-American star opened Perceval Press because he wanted to promote fine arts. According to their website, they focus on art, critical writing, and poetry, as well as visual mediums. Mortensen continues acting in indie movies but this is his real passion. However, don’t try to send him fan mail through Perceval Press because they will destroy it unopened.