Hollywood’s limelight seems to be irresistible to most people. Why wouldn’t it? The fame and fortune that come with being a celebrity are enough to lure anyone in. However, things are different for some celebrities out there. The following stars switched careers as they wished to lead everyday lives like regular people, away from the limelight. Find out what they are doing now.
From stand-up comedy to funny movies to more serious roles, there is nothing Jim Carrey can’t do. Since the 90s, the legendary actor is making well over twenty million dollars per movie, but surprisingly, Carrey seemed to be bored of it. He doesn’t regret his acting career but instead wants to explore more of his underlying passions. Jim has recently left Hollywood to focus on an entirely different career. Like the movies, this super talented artist never fails to impress the audience with his art pieces. The artist allegedly sells his paintings for a minimum of $10,000 per piece.
Since the 90s, Liu has been in the spotlight for her unforgettable roles like Alex from Charlie’s Angels or as the antagonist O-Ren from Kill Bill. Recently, she appeared on the show Elementary, but that ended soon. Lucy Liu decided to let go of her acting career to focus on a side project that she hid from the public for years. The mysterious actress is now a visual artist and works under the pseudonym Yu Ling. To make life more fulfilling, Liu donates half her earnings to charity.
One hit wonder, Vanilla Ice, was pretty famous back in the day for his super catchy song Ice Ice Baby. However, his fame didn’t last long, as the song eventually began to fade away. After record sales began to decline, Mr.Ice turned his attention to something entirely different. He began flipping and selling houses. Vanilla told the media: “When ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ was selling a million records a day, I bought several properties…then, a few years later, I took a break from touring, saw that my properties had cobwebs, so I sold them, and to my surprise, I made a huge profit.”