Most of us had childhood dream careers that did not correspond to what we eventually pursued in life. Our favorite celebs are no different. It’s difficult for us to envision them doing anything else, yet there was a point in their lives when they truly believed they’d grow up to be anything else.
It’s difficult to imagine your favorite artists doing something else, but many superstars have had other jobs, frequently outside of the industry. Of course, aspiring performers and singers must learn a second trade in case things do not go as planned, but they are not alone. Established stars will occasionally take on a new profession in order to broaden their horizons.
We were startled to learn about some of the childhood aspirations of prominent people. Our favorite actors apparently aspired to be funeral directors and whale trainers.
#1 Rupert Grint’s first ambition was to be an ice-cream man.
The actor genuinely wanted to be an ice-cream man, so he bought a Bedford truck for the final day of filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. He claimed that he kept the van full since the youngsters would follow him around and want to buy ice cream. He gives the snacks away for free.
#2 Zendaya dreamed of being a teacher.
Zendaya hails from a family of educators, and her parents have had a significant influence on her life, so she aspired to be like them when she grew older.
#3 Rashida Jones wanted to be a park ranger.
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Parks and Recreation was one of her most well-known undertakings, and she aspired to be a park ranger, the person who protects the parklands.
#4 Tom Felton wanted to be a violinist.
Tom Felton wanted to be a violinist just a few months before he became an actor. The actor appears to be able to sing and play the instrument.
#5 Priyanka Chopra said she wanted to be an engineer.
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If her dreams of being a Bollywood (and now Hollywood) actress had not come true, she says she would have become an aeronautical engineer.
#6 Tom Hanks was going to open a bookstore if he wasn’t an actor.
His wife, Rita Wilson, stated that Tom Hanks would not only open a bookstore but would also serve coffee in it. The actor concurred.
#7 Julia Roberts said if she wasn’t an actress, she would be a home economics teacher.
She is now an Oscar winner, but her back-up plan was to be a home economics teacher, which may come as a surprise.
#8 Eva Longoria got a degree in kinesiology.
If the actress had gotten a career in her field of study, she may have been a physical therapist or a personal trainer.
#9 Kim Kardashian always wanted to be a forensic investigator.
She stated that she was always intrigued by “morbid” things, which is where her dream originated. While Kim was unable to make her dream come true, she hopes that her children would pursue the forensic investigation as a career.
#10 Kerry Washington thought she would be a whale trainer.
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Scandal’s star wanted to work as a whale trainer at Sea World.
#11 Zayn Malik wanted to be an English lecturer.
The singer and former One Direction member stated that he frequently considers alternative scenarios in which he is not a singer. And he believes he would have pursued an English degree, which would have led to a position as an English or literature teacher.
#12 Miley Cyrus wanted to be a wedding planner.
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The singer and former Disney Channel actress revealed that she aspired to be a wedding planner because she enjoyed organizing large events. However, she admitted that she struggles with time management.
#13 Reese Witherspoon wanted to be a premier surgeon and pediatric cardiologist.
If acting didn’t work out, the actress planned to attend medical school and become a surgeon.
#14 George Clooney was going to be a baseball player.
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He was a jock in high school who wanted to play recreational baseball. He even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1977.
#15 Angelina Jolie wanted to be a funeral director
The popular actress admitted that she had an interesting dream – being a funeral director appears to be a fairly grim occupation. She wanted to be one to assist families grieve appropriately after losing her grandfather and being very angry with his burial.