Apart from all of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, celebrities are pretty much just regular people--so it makes sense that celebrities would have interests and hobbies, just like the rest of us.
If you follow this blog, then you already know how much we at D. Thomas Fine Minaitures love everything miniature, so we were, of course, just dying to know which of our favorite celebrities share this passion.
Now, we all know, celebrities can be a bit elusive when it comes to their personal lives, but after a bit of digging, we were able to find a few celebrities who have a love for all things small.
The multitalented Mindy Kaling is mostly known for her witty humor and for being the creator, writer, producer and star of the hit TV show, the Mindy Project. But, did you know that Kaling is also an avid miniature collector?
In an interview with Parade Magazine back in 2013, Kaling opened up her home for a tour, during which she briefly discussed her miniatures collection.
ANNA FARIS/CHELSEA HANDLER
Back in March of 2011, Anna Faris appeared as a guest on the now canceled late-night talkshow Chelsea Lately. During the show, Faris opened up to host Chelsea Handler about her love for miniatures. Faris is, in her own words, “crazy about miniatures” and apparently enjoys recreating crime scenes in miniature. During the interview, Handler admitted that she too enjoys collecting miniatures, but didn’t give any further details on her involvement in the craft.
Singer-songwriter Rod Stewart is primarily known for his raspy voice and chart topping rock hits. But few of Stewart’s fans know of his beloved collection of model trains.
Stewart is such an avid collector that almost the entirety of the third floor of his home is dedicated to a replica scene of a vintage Manhattan rail yard. Stewart has been working on this scene, which includes, buildings, people, signs and cars, in addition to the trains themselves, for over a decade. The artist has been collecting and creating miniatures for almost 30 years.
Best known for her role as Mystique in the XMen film series, it turns out that Rebecca Romijn is not only tallented and stunning, but is a passionate miniaturist as well! The model and actress personally confirmed her involvement in the world of miniatures with D. Thomas Fine Miniatures via Tweet earlier this year!
RUMORED CELEBRITY MINIATURISTS
Kirstie Alley: The internet is awash with rumors of the actress’ love for creating dollhouse miniatures, and one of her dollhouses appears to have been briefly mentioned during an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show featuring Alley.
Joan Rivers: the late, great comedienne Joan Rivers is also heavily rumored by the Internet to have been a lover of miniatures. A number of people claim to have spotted Rivers shopping in miniature shops over the years—though Rivers never publically admitted to being a collector.
Ben Affleck: A picture of Ben Affleck working on a dollhouse has been circulating the Internet for a few years now. Though it is unclear whether he is a collector, or if he was working on the house for another reason (Maybe an upcoming film? A present for his daughter?), we sure do hope that miniatures are on the list of this busy actor’s many, many hobbies.