Listen friends, we all like what we like, and regardless of their looks, money, and success, celebrities are not exempt from that. I am sure there is some major behind the scenes biology going on when it comes to people and attraction, but I have never been one for science. Just ask any and all of my teachers from elementary school through college. There’s also the psychology aspect, which I feel I’m a bit more in tune to. But, regardless of the reasoning, there are some celebrities with surprising celebrity crushes, just like the rest of us.
Let’s get something out of the way, first. Surprising does not mean bad; it means unexpected. Because, honestly, after perusing around the internet compiling celeb romantic likes and dislikes, I’ve come to see merit in them all, regardless of whether I crush on the stars myself or not. Mostly, I just like how candid the celebrities included below are about their attractions. It’s fun to see famous people geek out like the rest of us. It makes them seem more human, you know? I like relating to the people I spend money to see whether it be on a big screen, a concert, or through my cable subscription.
Here are 11 surprising celebrity crushes, that prove there are plenty of eligible fish in the Hollywood sea.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
I mean, I certainly was surprised about the chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Jack Nicholson and the subsequent freak out. You know, being that Nicholson is old enough to be her grandpa. But to each their own.
2. Jennifer Lawrence (Again)
This is surprising because for a very long time, I thought I was the only one unable to shake the John Stamos, aka Uncle Jesse, obsession from childhood. Looks like I am in good company.
3. Niall Horan
Can we tack this on in the "surprising" column or the "hm, interesting" one? As Teen.com pointed out, Horan has been open and honest about his major crush on Katy Perry. But, considering who his bandmate Harry Styles used to date (Taylor Swift), it makes it all the more juicy. Especially with the on-stage kiss the site referenced, that you can see above.
4. Jess Origliasso (Of The Veronicas)
According to the Daily Mail, Origliasso told 2DayFM that she's "truly obsessed" with Steve Buscemi, which is not something I expected... at all.
5. Lisa Origliasso (Of The Veronicas)
This particular Origliasso told 2DayFM that she "has a massive crush" on none other than Joe Pesci, Snickers' cautionary hunger tale.
6. Daniel Radcliffe
I like to consider myself a true Harry Potter fan, but I honestly didn't know this. According to Hollywood Life, Radcliffe once told the publication that he had a crush on Emma Watson as a kid. "Probably, I think when I was 11," the actor said in response to their inquiry. Think of what could have been!
7. Emma Watson
On the flip side, Watson had a crush on Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy, of all people. Talk about Romeo and Juliet. As relayed by The Mirror , Watson explained in an interview with Jonathan Ross in 2012,
"Between the ages of ten and twelve I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton, to the extent that I would go into work in the morning and look down the numbers on the call sheet to see if he was going to be in. We love a bad guy, he was a few years older and he had a skateboard — and that just did it really. He totally knew and the thing is that he’d tell everyone, 'I see her in a younger, sisterly way,' and it just broke my heart. It still does."
Such a Slytherin thing for Felton to do, tbh.
8. Taylor Swift
As PopSugar recalls, Swift was smitten with Justin Timberlake, and Ellen DeGeneres, being the best BFF, introduced the two when T. Swift was just a bright eyed, curly haired, country singer. Why's it weird to lust after Timberlake? Well, it isn't. It's just, as the site points out, the two have now become music mogul equals, and this glimpse into the past is super trippy.
9. Nick Jonas
The singer told Us Weekly , "I was a huge Shania Twain fan. She was my first celeb crush." Maybe we can capitalize on this and get a sultry R&B/country song out of the deal, hm?
10. Shawn Mendes
The object of his affection, as per Teen.com in 2014, was Rachel McAdams. Surprising mainly because the actor is literally 20 years his senior. But, I guess less surprising when you realize they're fellow Canadian countrymen. Perhaps Mendes, J. Law, and I should go into a much-older-celeb-crush support group?
This is where things get truly interesting. In 2011, the singer told The Sun , "For husband material it ranges from Leonardo DiCaprio to Zach Galifianakis. It really does vary that much. I like all sizes, it doesn’t matter — if they make me laugh I am on it." Do with that what you will.
See? I bet your mind is now open to celebrities you've never even considered before. Look at that.