When we think of the world of celebrities, we think of beautiful people who make millions of dollars every year, live in mansions with maids and staff, fly in private jets, and, in general, live happier lives than the rest of us. And while there’s no denying that Hollywood offers big perks, those perks come at a price, one that is too high for some celebrities.
For this reason, or simply because they no longer enjoy being famous and want to pursue a different line of work, some celebrities choose to retire and completely walk away from it all.
Jack Gleeson is best known for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. But despite the show’s success and his new, budding career, Gleeson has chosen to retire from the spotlight for good because, as he says, “it’s just not fun anymore.” Gleeson is now focusing on his studies and getting his graduate degree.
Dave Chappelle had one of the most popular sketch comedy shows in recent decades. But after just two season of The Chappelle Show, he threw in the towel and retired, much to the confusion and dismay of his huge fan base. He steered clear of the public eye for many years after and focused on charity work in Africa. He has recently returned to doing standup so who knows, perhaps one day he’ll come out of retirement.