While we all love to take a break from our work from time to time, celebrities often don't have the luxury to take a break from work and concentrate on their personal lives. But very often, they take a break. Sometimes the break is so long that they may have trouble getting back to their groove, as some of them may even have taken a break at the peak of their careers.
Let's find out about some of the actors who took a break from their careers to engage in something different completely. Recently Ryan Reynolds, the Free Guy actor, said that he's taking a break from his career to be with the women in his life. He announced that he was taking a break from acting after completing a musical adaptation of Charles Dicken's, A Christmas Carol (Spirited), which will be available on Apple TV. Here are some of the other stars who took a break from their careers too.
Lawrence decided to take a year off back in 2018 after completing the film Red Sparrow. At that time, she was planning to work with this organization, RepresentUs, where she was trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level. Although she was all set to reprise her role in the X-Men series, Lawrence has taken a long break from film or TV shows since then. However, her fans are not complaining as there are around four films in the pipeline that may release soon.
Paltrow also took a break from acting in 2016 to focus on Goop. While she has been making minor appearances in movies, including the role of Pepper in the MCU, she is yet to make a comeback. It seems Goop is her primary focus now, and we don't think it will change anytime soon.
Gomez has frequently taken breaks from performing in the past because of her health issues. She also took a break from scripted television/film. However, she made an exception to the show, Only Murders in the Building, where she stars with Martin Short and Steve Martin.
Although Mendes has not completely said no to acting again, she has chosen to spend more time with her children. She knows that there are many roles she has to play now as a mother, and she would rather spend time with her children. It also limits her choices as an actor. However, she is absolutely fine with it and will only return to movies when she has a worthwhile role.
Murphy decided to go the Ryan Reynolds way and took a break from acting after winning the Razzie Award for Worst Actor of the Decade. He planned to take a year-long break that turned out to be six years. He then starred in the critically acclaimed film Dolemite Is My Name. Murphy won several other accolades, such as Emmy for his stint hosting SNL. He also made an exception to the film Coming 2 America, the sequel to his former hit Coming to America. The film was a huge success and helped him make a notable comeback in the entertainment industry.
In 2013, Ryan revealed in an interview that he had been considering taking a break from acting. According to the actor, he had lost perspective and wanted to make a fresh start. His major comeback in 2015, and he has been acting steadily.
Watson is one actress who has taken multiple breaks from acting over the years. While a few breaks were to attend college, the other instances were to be a goodwill ambassador for the UN. She also worked for the HeForShe campaign and began a global book club before donning a role in the film Little Women.
Fans were in tenterhooks, fearing that their favorite actor, is considering giving up her career for good. However, her agent announced that she wasn't looking for new roles but was not willing to give up on her career.
Well, most of these actors had enjoyed a tremendous amount of success when they decided to take a break. But such has been their charisma that they could come back and resurrect their position even after taking a long break. Kudos to the actors!