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  1. 1. Gal Gadot
  2. 2. Chris Hemsworth
  3. 3. Cole Sprouse
  4. 4. Monique Coleman
  5. 6. Joshua Bassett
  6. 7. Millie Bobby Brown

15 Actors Try To Escape From Hollywood After Becoming Super Famous

Being one of the top Hollywood actors may appear to be a dream job for anyone. However, not everything in the world of celebrities is smooth and perfect. Most performers are fatigued and just want to live a normal life like everyone else. These actors have had enough of it all and have chosen to take a break.
Here are 15 actors trying to run away from Hollywood after becoming A list superstars

1. Gal Gadot


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In 2020, Gadot revealed to Access Hollywood that she told her husband she wasn't sure acting was for her right before she got her breakout role as Wonder Woman. 
"There's so much rejection in this profession, and it came to a point where I was just like, 'Is it really worth it?'" Gadot said. "We were in LA for a trip, and I was telling my husband, 'Look, we're here now, but we're leaving in two weeks...I don't know if we'll ever come again. I don't know if I want to pursue [acting].' And then, during those two weeks, I had the Wonder Woman audition... Isn't it crazy the way the world, the universe, works?"

2. Chris Hemsworth

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“I was about to quit,” Hemsworth told Australian Men's Health in 2021 while discussing his early acting struggles. “I got more and more anxious to the point where I couldn’t harness or use that energy. It was all to my detriment.”
Hemsworth had one final audition in late 2008, however, which was for the lead role of Curt in The Cabin in the Woods. He secured this part and got the role of Thor in The Avengers film series soon after this project. 

3. Cole Sprouse

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 After starring on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck spinoff series, Sprouse took a five-year hiatus from acting, during which he studied archaeology at New York University. He was working in an archaeological lab when he was encouraged to audition for the part of Jughead Jones in Riverdale. 
"My manager begged me to come out for pilot week, and I was doing photography and archaeology, and I said, 'If I don't get anything...I don't think I'm gonna come back,'" Sprouse said on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in 2018. "And then, sure enough, I booked Riverdale, and it just sort of fell into place."

4. Monique Coleman

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Coleman told BuzzFeed in a 2016 interview that she was ready to give up on her acting ambitions right around the time when she was called back to audition for the role of Taylor McKessie in High School Musical. 
"I was going through a period, which a lot of actors go through, where you are on the brink of giving up because it just doesn't look like it's going to happen for you," Coleman said.

5. Julia Roberts

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The star of Pretty Woman admits she wants to live a hippie lifestyle, like Erin Brockovich, the character she played in 2000. She wants a calm life, “I try to be super present and not plan, and I don’t have any upcoming acting jobs. Getting back to a routine feels really good. And I love being at home, I love being a mom.”

6. Joshua Bassett

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Right before landing the role of Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Bassett nearly walked away from acting, he told Access Hollywood during a 2021 interview. His father's advice was what convinced him to pursue this career path for just a month longer.
"It was, like, audition after audition of me getting really close to things, and the reason why I wasn't getting them was always ridiculous. It was either somebody had a larger social media platform or some ridiculous reason," Bassett said. "I was just getting really frustrated, and I remember telling my dad, 'The joy of [acting] is gone. I don't enjoy it anymore. It's not something I want to do.' And he [was] like, 'You've gone this far, why don't you just wait it out a month?' And I was like, 'OK, fine.' ... I was ready to quit that day. And then just about a month later is when I got the show."

7. Millie Bobby Brown

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"I think I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something that I tell everyone, is like, this industry is...just full of rejection 24/7," Brown told Jimmy Fallon in a 2020 interview. "I was auditioning for commercials for anything, really. I then auditioned for Game of Thrones, and I got a no for that. And then, that's kind of when I was kind of like, oh, this is really difficult, and I guess I really wanted that role."
Following this setback, Brown said "one of her last goes" at acting was an audition for a Netflix show called Montauk, which would later become Stranger Things. She won the role of Eleven, and the successful series is set to premiere Season 4 in the summer of this year.

8. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron confirmed that she’s “retired” and has no regrets. She didn’t have time for her personal life, “When you do something at a high level for a long period of time, other parts of you are handed off to others. There are so many parts of my life that I wasn’t managing.” Cameron felt like Hollywood “owned” her, so she decided to become “self-sufficient.”

9. Jessica Alba

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 Her first urge to quit acting was when the Fantastic Four film director criticized her crying. He said, “It looks too real, too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.”
Then Alba also struggled with her roles because of her ethnicity, “They were like, ‘You’re not Latin enough to play a Latina, and you’re not Caucasian enough to play the leading lady, so you’re going to be the ‘exotic’ one.’” Now she has her own business and enjoys being a mom.

10. Robert Pattinson

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After auditioning for Edward Cullen in Twilight, Pattinson was ready to throw in the towel and abandon his acting career before learning he got the role.
“The audition was one of the worst auditions I did in my whole life. I remember calling my parents and saying, ‘I’m done, I can’t torture myself anymore,’” Pattinson said to Today in 2019, as reported by Metro

11. Tobey Maguire

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Tobey’s co-star said that it was difficult to work with him, “Tobey and I had a bit of a rough time. It was a difficult movie.” Later Maguire decided to hide from the limelight to focus on film production and work behind the scenes.

12. Jack Gleeson

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 Jack said he did acting for fun and it wasn’t meant to be his job, “When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.” He wants to live as normal a life as possible, his Instagram and Twitter aren’t active, his apartment is “not very lavish” and his status makes him uncomfortable.

13. The Olsen twins

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 The twins decided to go into fashion rather than acting. They launched 2 successful lines and have partnered with many companies. They simply decided to change the industry because it proved to be more successful. They managed to dominate the fashion industry on their first try.

14. Jennifer Lawrence

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 Jennifer confessed, “I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right.” She also wanted to have some privacy and spend more time with her loved ones.

15. Andrew Garfield

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 Right after being nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, Andrew decided to take a break to reconsider his future. He says, “I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while.” He also broke up with his girlfriend because of their hectic work schedules, so maybe that also played a part in his decision. is a website that provides you with Entertainment updates and creative ideas to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about updated celebrity and entertainment news.
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