Gone are the days when geeks are considered outsiders by the “cool kids.” Instead of shopping and partying at the coolest clubs in town, these gorgeous celebrities spend most of their free time playing video games, binge watching genre movies and TV shows, and reading comic books. Some of them also dress up for cosplay competitions.
Indeed, the geek culture has evolved. You won’t need to hide your “geeky” collections because even the most beautiful movie stars are raving for it. Here’s a look at the most gorgeous geek celebrities we know.
Among the many actresses in Hollywood, Megan Fox comes first in showing off her knowledge of her favorite comic books and creators. She’s even considered as the cover girl for hot celebrity geeks for years. This is aside from the fact that she starred in geek culture movies like Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Jonah Hex.
She may not have the same encyclopedic knowledge that other fans display, it still doesn’t lessen her love for all things geek. She shared, “I geek out on certain things like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Ninja Turtles,” but confessed, “…but I never heard of Jonah Hex before. We read it obviously in the process of making the movie.”
Apart from her favorite comics, Fox is also a gamer. She was obsessed with Halo for a number of years. She keeps an Xbox Live account where she plays and trolls with geeks all over the world.
A huge favorite in the geek community is Mila Kunis. It started when she starred in the TV series That ‘70s Show which had a lot of pop culture references. Her acting career was then filled with geeky stuff like the fantasy flick Oz the Great and Powerful, the video game movie Max Payne, and the sci-fi blockbuster Jupiter Ascending.
Off cam, Kunis is severely addicted to the video game World of Warcraft (WOW). Her gaming obsession started with tabletop games like Settlers of Catan before she got hooked to WoW. Unfortunately, Kunis had to quit playing because “she was so good it sucked her in too much.”
One of the greatest series about geeks in television history is Freaks and Geeks. That’s where we first saw the geeky side of Rashida Jones. She then landed the role of Louisa Fenn on Boston Public. She became a favourite when she took comedic roles in The Office and Parks and Recreation.
Her being a geek came into full bloom when she ventured into writing. Jones created the comic book series Frenemy of the State that talks about a socialite who is recruited by the CIA. She also sold her first comedy screenplay Celeste and Jesse Forever in 2009 and the same was released in 2012. Jones also co-wrote Toy Story 4 which is expected to be released in June 2019.
Kate starring in the horror-fantasy action franchise Underworld puts her in the geek list. She may not be able to compete with the others but Kate isn’t far behind. The 44-year old actress has her ex-husband, director Len Wiseman (creator of the Underworld series), to thank for. She gives credit to Wiseman for helping her build her love for geek culture especially comic books.
Beckinsale also went to Oxford and created a number of award-winning short stories. She took home the national W.H Smith Literary Award twice. She’s indeed a literal prodigy. She’s also a master of many languages including French, German, and Russian.
If playing Queen Amidala in the Star Wars series isn’t enough to make her a geek, then take this: straight As in high school, Harvard graduate, and a research assistant in psychology lab. There’s more! She builds websites, she’s a book smart, and she knows four other languages aside from her birth language, Hebrew. Oh, she’s been part of Thor too!
At the Comic-con in 2010, Portman said: “I think I have geek pedigree, but I’m not really a techie person. I’ve only recently started being into more graphic novels since V For Vendetta.”
As if we need more proof to that. We just know that Portman makes the term geek beautiful and cool.