13 Times Celebrities Surprised Us With Their Unusual Skills

Most of us would love to have a secret superpower or skill. There’s a reason why superhero movies about Superman, X-Men, and others do so well because they allow us to fly on flights of fancy. While we cannot melt steel with just a look or control the weather, some of us do possess hidden talents. As do some of the people we idolize.

1. Meghan Markle has serious calligraphy skills.

13 Times Celebrities Surprised Us With Their Unusual Skills

Meghan Markle has stunning calligraphy skills, and they seemed to be on-point when she became a Duchess as well. She said in an interview that she turned to calligraphy to earn some rent money.

Markle said, “I went to an all-girls Catholic school for like 6 years, where kids had handwriting class. I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn’t wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding. I also used to do it for Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity correspondence over the holidays.”

Not only this, but Markle also used to teach bookbinding. For now, here’s an example of her calligraphy during the time she was the Duchess of Sussex.

2. Susan Sarandon is a table tennis champ.

13 Times Celebrities Surprised Us With Their Unusual Skills

In the 2014 film Ping Pong SummerSusan Sarandon is shown to be pretty handy with the game, so you know that she has some serious skills. And not just that, she has also co-founded a chain of ping pong clubs in 2009, called SPiN, where you can play, hang out, and socialize.

And the Oscar winner loves table tennis. She said so an interview, “I love the whole idea that it crosses all gender and age barriers. You can have little girls beating muscly 35-year-old men. And you can play it [till the end]. We have members that are really, really good that are in their 80s, and little tiny 7-year-olds that come in and [destroy] everybody. It’s one of the few sports I can think of where girls and boys and men and women are on the same plane.”