10 Surprisingly Down-to-Earth Celebrities (PHOTOS)

Kelly Bryant | Nov 12, 2014 Celebrities

Jennifer Lawrence

Celebrities say the darndest things, and the quotes that tend to get the most press are the ones that involve famous folks spewing crazy talk. However, every so often, a star will come along who actually makes a lot of sense and feels relatable.

Take Jennifer Lawrence, for example. She trips at awards shows, she loathes giving speeches (who doesn't?), and in the latest issue of French magazine Madame Figaro, the A-lister admits she has zero patience for a guy who won't let her be herself all of the time, saying, "Otherwise, you might as well stay single."

Well J-Law, this one's for you. Here are nine other refreshingly down-to-earth celebs.


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  • Taylor Swift


    Sure, Taylor Swift counts just about every A-list celebrity among her closest pals, but the singer is actually really pragmatic and thoughtful -- she handwrites notes to thank radio deejays for their support. "I love writing thank-you notes," she told Esquire. "There's something very nostalgic to me about the feel of a card and putting pen to paper. How many times in our lives are we required to put pen to paper anymore?"

  • Gwen Stefani


    Attention-grabbing style and bold red lips aside, Gwen Stefani is a total mom's mom who is constantly trying to find that work-life balance. In fact she admitted to Harper's Bazaar that she and her No Doubt bandmates stumbled into fame. "Let me tell you how that first record happened," she says. "My boyfriend had broken up with me and I was devastated, so I wrote all these songs. I didn't even know I could write. I was just a girl who was in love with this guy, then suddenly I'm a songwriter, and I've gotten you back so good. I went from being nothing, from being an ordinary, nerdy girl, to having power."

  • Chris Pratt


    Despite his current hunk status, Chris Pratt is so grounded he can't believe wife Anna Faris agreed to marry him. "I married way out of my pay grade," he told GQ. "I have no idea how that happened. She's so goddamn funny and so good. She is a legit comedy powerhouse. But I'm not going to question it too much."

  • Jennifer Garner


    Jennifer Garner's approach to her marriage to Ben Affleck and parenting is so normal, it's scary -- it's almost like we're leading parallel lives except for that whole fame thing. "We are divided down a very mom-dad [line]," she told Jimmy Fallon. "If it has to do with making food, or (doing) homework, or anything that has to do with actually functioning -- sorry, it's true -- that's a mom thing. And then coming in just as you're getting them to bed and picking them up by their heels and swinging them around, that's a dad thing. Anything fun, that is Ben."

  • Robert Pattinson


    Folks who only know Robert Pattinson as the Twilight dreamboat that had girls shrieking on a global-scale will be surprised to find out that the actor is not only humble, but also self-deprecating. "I self-obsess a lot," he told The Independent. "When I'm doing interviews I'm always waiting for some stupid remark to come out. I'm so bad at doing press junkets. I try to avoid getting into any subject where I'm locked into something. It's not like I'm a politician or something. I used to be so dumb in interviews, I used to try and make jokes all of the time and everyone is thinking, 'This guy is a moron, he's just been saying dumb stuff for years and years.'"

  • Sandra Bullock


    Sandra Bullock gets paid millions to star in movies, but that doesn't mean she'll turn a blind eye when a stranger is in trouble. The Texas native recently rushed to the aid of an extra on her film Our Brand is Crisis when the woman fainted. Bullock did her best to offer shade to the extra (the New Orleans set was unbearably hot) and fetched some water to help cool her down.

  • Matt Damon


    This may be hard to believe, but a day in Matt Damon's home life is probably not very different than your own, except that the work you're trying to squeeze in during play time with the kiddos probably varies. "I write and then take little breaks," he tells YourTango. "A kid runs in. You give someone a horsey ride and then put that child down, pick up a pen, and say, 'Oh, I know the next line for this script.' I also write on the weekends."

  • Connie Britton


    Nashville star Connie Britton can afford all kinds of luxuries, but much like the rest of us, the woman cannot pass up an amazing deal. "I have a serious Gilt Groupe shopping problem," she tells O Magazine. "My friends would stage an intervention, but they're all too jealous that I score rocking Zac Posen dresses for hundreds of dollars off." Ah, a woman after our own heart. 

  • Ty Burrell


    He may be on one of the hottest shows on TV, but Modern Family's Ty Burrell keeps it real in his day-to-day life. In fact, even when the going gets glamorous, he's still a creature of habit. Every year after the Emmys, Burrell says he and his wife hunt down a burger. "There was actually once where I was banging, hopefully not in a rude way but more in a desperate way, on the window in front of an In-n-Out Burger that closed at 1 and we got there at 1:01 a.m.," he recalls. "I was this pathetic guy in a tuxedo going, 'Pleeeassse.' As they should have they did not let me in."

  • Jennifer Lawrence


    Everything that comes out of Jennifer Lawrence's mouth is smart and down-to-earth, admitting to Madame Figaro she spends a great deal of time trying to duck and dodge the paparazzi. "For each 'everyday' photo published, I generally spent three hours playing cat and mouse with photographers."