Hectic shooting schedules and busy meeting fans are some of the daily activities actors and musicians face every now and then. Despite all of that, there are many celebrities who spare out some time from their frenetic time to play video games just like regular people. Take a look at the 16 celebrities who are avid video gamers:
16. Taylor Lautner
Apart from being humanoid shark and a werewolf, Taylor Lautner is one hell of a guitarist. At least while playing Rock Band. The Twilight star loves rocking out and playing the music video game developed by Harmonix.
The leader of Team Jacob has been known for his love in martial arts, stealing hearts of teenage girls by acting in movies and bodybuilding but it turns out that playing Rock Band is also what he often does.
15. Jessica Alba
As a child, Jessica Alba spent numerous hours playing video game classics such as The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Despite growing up and becoming a successful actress, her love for video games wasn’t left behind.
As of late, she loves playing Brain Age on the Nintendo DS and several fitness games on the Wii. Believe it or not, when the shooting of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer wrapped, Alba bought her cast members a DS.
14. Justin Bieber
At a very young age and in a really short while, Justin Bieber became one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Winning dozens of awards and becoming the first musician to have 10 billion views on his Vevo channel on YouTube says a lot about his talent.
Despite all the success, it cannot be denied that Bieber is still a mere kid and just like every other youngster, the singer has a love for video games and has expressed his interest in playing Call of Duty, Mario Kart and Halo.
13. Jenny McCarthy
Launching a career as an actress after posing in Playboy, Jenny McCarthy made it big. When the 1993 Playmate of the Year got her first Atari console at the age of 8, there was no going back.
12. Seth Rogen
The comedy actor is obsessed with playing old school video games as he once stated,
“The PlayChoice-10 in my house, which is like a stand-up Nintendo arcade machine, has 10 classic games like Contra, ExciteBike, Rush’n Attack, Double Dribble and the original Mario Bros. When I have a party, no one is playing Wii or PlayStation or Xbox. There’s always a line of people waiting to play the PlayChoice-10. So it just goes to show you can’t beat the classics.”
On an interesting note, Rogen wrote the foreword for Blake J. Harris’ book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation and plans to have a movie adaption on it.
11. Shelton Benjamin
The former WWE superstar is three-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time Tag Team Champion and one-time United States Champion. Apart from his passion to wrestle, Shelton Benjamin is an avid video gamer.
The wrestler is as good on video games as he is in the ring as he won WWE THQ Superstar Challenge, a video game tournament which takes place every year during the weekend of WrestleMania. As a matter of fact, he won four years in a row before retiring in 2007.
10. Snoop Dogg
The famed rapper not only loves playing video games but has also appeared in many. Snoop Dogg was playable fighter in Def Jam: Fight for NY and a non-playable player in several popular video games such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
The rapper served as the host of 2004 Spike Video Game Awards as well. As far as playing video game is concerned, Snoop Dogg loves the Halo franchise and also helps promote it.
9. Matthew Perry
The biggest fan of video game franchise Fallout might be none other than Matthew Perry. The Friends star could not leave playing Fallout 3 and once played it so much that he developed carpal tunnel syndrome.
The actor gifted Ellen DeGeneres a signed copy of the game on her show and the producers of the video game franchise gave Perry the chance to live the dream by voicing the character Benny in Fallout: New Vegas.
8. Ronda Rousey
Often hailed as the “baddest woman on the planet”, it might come as a surprise to know that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is an avid video gamer. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion is huge fan of Pokémon.
Rousey claims that she owned every generation of Pokémon since their creation on the original Game Boy and mastered the Pokémon Stadium games and even went as far as achieving the perfect score in Pokémon Snap.
Apart from her love for Pokémon, Rousey also spends time playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.