The gaming phenomenon has become a huge part of society. With gaming communities developing and the age-old argument of which is best: gaming PC or console? It is with no surprise that some of the finest stars in showbiz are huge fans of video games too when they are having a day off from shooting a new blockbuster film or recording their next album. We’re here to show you the top six celebrities who love gaming.
Shooting to fame as the star of the High School Musical franchise, Zac Efron has won the hearts of millions with his charming looks and his musical talents. What a lot of people don’t know is Zac is actually a huge gamer and spends a lot of his time playing Halo. In fact, Zac was a key part of selling the first-ever copy of Halo 3 after he spent many hours competing against his manager at his launch party - giving the event a high profile.
Zac is known as a huge gamer within his circle and it has even been reported that ex-long term girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens even nearly broke up with Zac after he spent too much time gaming. They have now broken up.
Best known for his roles as Superman and Geralt in TV series The Witcher, Henry Cavill is also a huge fan of World of Warcraft. So much of a fan that he almost missed out on his big opportunity to be Superman as he ignored a call from Zack Snyder offering the role as he was in a World of Warcraft session. In preparation for his big role in The Witcher, he also spent days playing and completing the game to help him get into character. That’s what we call preparation!
Source: Daily Express
The Transformers franchise made Megan one of the biggest stars in the world. She has since admitted to interviewers that she is a massive Halo and Mortal Kombat fan and hopes to one day have the opportunity to play the character Kitana on the big screen.
Megan also shared that she likes to play video games online with other players under a different name. Could you imagine?!
Best known for his role as Chandler in the hit TV series Friends. Matthew Perry has revealed he is a huge fan of the Fallout franchise, so much so that after he actually developed carpal tunnel from playing too much and had to seek medical help. After sharing the game with everyone he possibly could, Matthew was honoured to be asked to play the voice of ‘Benny’ in Fallout: Las Vegas after speaking about his love for the game on the Ellen Degeneres show. Proof that dreams can come true!
Daniel is best known as James Bond in the latest four films, he has also gone on the record to talk about how he’s a huge gamer, loving games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo as they help him get in the role of Bond. Daniel does however admit that he can only play games like Vice City for a couple of hours at a time until he feels ‘dirty’.
Daniel admitted that his favourite games are ones that are lore-heavy and one can immerse themselves into the storyline.
Mila Kunis, best known for movies and TV shows such as That 70s show, Friends with Benefits and Ted has told interviewers that she is utterly obsessed with gaming and even referred to herself as a ‘die-hard’ fan. Similarly to Henry Caville, Mila is a huge World of Warcraft fan as well as loves playing Call of Duty from time to time - despite not being too good at it.
Mila was so obsessed with World of Warcraft that she had to ‘quit it cold turkey’ as there was no way she could lower the number of hours she was spending playing.
Whether it’s to get into a role or kick back and relax, it’s cool to see that so many global stars love gaming as much as we do. From storylines and role-playing to fast shooters and gangsters, it just goes to prove that gaming is fun for everyone.