Going to escape rooms is becoming an increasingly popular form of entertainment. This includes celebrities, who are willingly boasting about their love of solving puzzles. Which celebrities like to spend their time escaping from rooms full of brain teasers?
Puzzlers in their spare time
Fans watch interviews and read articles about their favorite artists with bated breath. They want to know what they do in their free time, what their interests are. We already know which celebrities like to go to escape rooms!
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
The couple have been together for more than a decade, and have known each other even longer. The actors starred together in the well-known and well-loved series That '70s Show, from which many people associate them. Mila on The Late Late Show With James Corden talked about a tip for children's birthdays that she got from her friend.
My girlfriend threw her daughter one of those escape room parties, except she threw all the kids in the escape room and the parents got to watch them try to escape (...) I highly recommend it. Throw your kids into an escape room and if an apocalypse happens, they're the first to go. They have no idea what they are doing. Mila loughed
During the interview, James' other guest - American TV and series actress Clea Duvall, admitted that she loves escape rooms. In her free time, she enjoys visiting more rooms with her team.
I’m obsessed. I have a group of friends that I’m doing it with. I did every single escape room in Los Angeles so now we’re having a brunch out into Anaheim, Santa Carita, and all over. says Clea in the interview
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
The Jenner-Kardashian family needs no introduction. The most famous representative of the family is undoubtedly Kim Kardashian - model, actress, businesswoman, ex-wife of Kanye West and mother of his children.
Kim and Kanye separated after almost ten years of relationship. Shortly after Kim publicly announced her divorce from West, the world was abuzz with rumors of her relationship with much younger American actor Pete Davidson (28).
As reported by People magazine, Kim, Pete, the model's younger sister Khloé Kardashian and some of their close friends were caught by reporters having fun in an escape room in Los Angeles. The group visited a company called 60 Out Escape Rooms (#1 escape rooms in Los Angeles according to TripAdvisor).
James Corden & Ariana Grande
Singer Ariana Grande and James Corden - creator and host of The Late Late Show with James Corden - had “fun” at the same company a few years earlier. Ariana is a big fan of Halloween, so James decided to take her to a spooky escape room ‘The Orphanage' at 60Out Escape Rooms. Although Ariana likes escape rooms and has been to many (300 played, statement in 2018), the room completely freaked her out!
That’s not an escape room. That's one of the seven gates of hell!
The model and actress known for her Elle covers and her alleged relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, which has been a high-profile affair in recent weeks, said a few years ago on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she is a fan of escape rooms. Due to the fact that she studied criminology in college, she loves everything related to "detective work and mystery-solving".
I do escape rooms in a lot of towns that I go to.
According to Gigi, going to an escape room is "a great way to get a new friend in the group or just to go do something together and have fun".
Neil Patrick Harris and Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson, an American singer known by many especially for her 2005 hit "Because of you," is also the host of the TV show The Kelly Clarkson Show, which has been airing since 2019. In 2020, Kelly's guest was Neil Patrick Harris, star of the well-known TV series "How I Met Your Mother." The actor has long been known as a fan of board games, magic and escape rooms. He is also the creator of the escape room board mage "Box One," which premiered in 2020.
I am so bummed about all this pandemic nonsense is that you can’t go to the escape room as much as before said the embittered Harris
The presenter admitted that she also loves escape rooms.
I am obsessed with them! added Kelly
Actress Angelina Jolie still has a lot of fans, even though her career has slowed down a lot in recent years, and the films starring Jon Voight's daughter are not the highest rated by audiences and critics. Echoes of Jolie and Pitt's divorce can still be heard in the media. The children of the couple are the reason why Angelina was seen in the escape room together. Angelina thus celebrated Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's birthday.
The People website reports that Angelina and her six children and close friends were seen at The Basement company in Los Angeles.
Escape room as a tool
Many celebrities are choosing to exploit the escape room idea for advertising purposes, for example, using the escape room as a tool. Such a move was decided by, among others, Will Smith and Jack Black.
Promoting a movie - Will Smith and Tom Holland in an escape room
Actor Will Smith took in 2019 Tom Holland to a spy themed escape room. Will and Tom, as voice actors, starred together in a movie “Spies in Disguise”. They had 30 minutes to solve all the puzzles linked with this animated movie. Short, recorded as a private Will’s vlog and published on YouTube, is an advertisement of the Hollywood production (16 millions views).
Jack Black as Game Master - fundraiser for children
In 2020 NBC aired a TV special called Celebrity Escape Room. The program was hosted by comedian Jack Black who was a Game Master and led a team of 4 well known actors and actresses - Ben Stiller, Courtney Cox (Friends), Lisa Kudrow (Friends)and Adam Scott, through the game.
The team has 1 hour to solve all brain teasers and escape. For solving every puzzle they earned $15,000 - in total $150,000. Celebrities donated money from the win to the Red Nose foundation.
Do you know other famous people who like to go to escape rooms? let us know in the comments!
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In the meantime I’m playing escape rooms and board games, and I wonder how I find time to sleep (still dunno). I was born to write - my favorite forms of expression are extensive articles preceded by a long research, and horror stories (for some it’s the same).
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