What is behind the veneer of glamor that celebrities often hide behind? It's a loaded question since there is so much more to them than just their glamorous outfits or the scintillating onscreen performances. Let's delve more into their lives and discover what they like to do when not acting or creating a stir on red carpets. There are endless possibilities for celebs to try out when they are not working, and extreme sports is one such activity. Here are some popular celebs who have been seeking adventure sports to give them an adrenaline high.
Katy Perry loves to try bungee jumping, and she has been able to enjoy some pretty wild experiences. You may look at her and feel that she is not someone who may indulge in extreme sports. But you cannot be more wrong! The Roar singer has been an American Idol judge and is a full-time singer-songwriter too. So how can she exercise that adventure streak in her?
She caters to her call of adventure even in the middle of a tour. During her California Dreams tour, Katy Perry needed something wild and exciting to perk up her spirits. So, she leaped off the Auckland Harbour Bridge in North Shore City, New Zealand, did just that. Yes, the gorgeous lady enjoys jumping from a cliff and the adrenaline rush as she hurtles towards a deep ravine.
Patrick Dempsey, the Made of Honor actor, has quite a resume. He is not only into acting, directing but also loves race car driving. Race driving is one true hobby that he always indulges in, and he has been practicing it for years. Not many know that Patrick Dempsey has always enjoyed a double career over the years. He has been an incredibly successful driver of his racing team. His passion for racing came from his love for vintage cars and sleek sports cars.
He has been participating in over 68 high-profile races, and he has scored on nine podiums. He also won the Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015. Although Dempsey has taken a break from racing, his team Dempsey-Proton Racing will continue to participate with a Porsche 911 RSR in the World Endurance Championship season.
There is so much more to Angelina Jolie than what you see. She has been a successful Hollywood star, a philanthropist, a talented director, and more. Well, there's more to that list. She also loves flying and has explored the possibility of flying her aircraft back in 2007. It was her son Maddox who encouraged her to spread her wings literally.
Jolie started flying a small prop plane and now owns her very own red and white Cirrus SR-22 -, one of the world's fastest single-engine planes. Jolie also brings her children for rides, and since she started flying, she has seen newfound respect in Maddox's eyes.
Orlando Bloom is a British actor whose acting won the hearts of fans and critics alike. He took it up to stay fit for the upcoming role in 2017's Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bloom's acting career has demanded of him to learn several skills, and they have not been easy. He has earned a vast set of skills that include skills such as horseback riding to archery. He loves motorcycles and likes to zoom around in them.
It helps that Bloom loves indulging in extreme sports; in fact, it has helped him master some of his most difficult roles, such as playing Legolas in The Lord Of the Rings. Bloom's character Legolas is great at weaponry, canoeing, and archery, so Bloom had to take up intense training for the role. Otherwise, he would have to say no to the role, which was not an option. So, if films made him veer towards extreme sports, he would have come to love it so much that it is now a way of life for him.
Hollywood celebrities love to surprise us with their startling talents both onscreen and off-screen. Theirs is a high profile life, and they often indulge in extreme sports to take a break from their stressful lives. Well, we are glad that they have found a way to bust the stress and feel rejuvenated and refreshed after an adrenaline rush.