As you sit and watch old movies or TV shows, you might wonder about some of your favorite characters. What are they up to right now? Why did they disappear from the spotlight? You might be surprised to learn some actors and actresses decided to leave the industry for good, or at least take a break, so they could work everyday jobs or pursue passions.
Here are 15 famous people who quit Hollywood and now work totally regular jobs.
1. Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson is best known for his role as Joffrey Baratheon on HBO’s Game of Thrones. After his character was killed off, he decided to step away from the spotlight at the age of 21 so he could pursue his education. Gleeson told Entertainment Weekly he had been acting since he was eight years old and that acting isn’t what he wants to do long-term. He said acting was just a hobby for him. Gleeson went on to complete his studies in theology and philosophy. The Herald Sun reported he now works with a small theatre company.
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