Although there are celebrities who always knew that they wanted to act or sing, for some, it wasn’t a first choice. As Ebaums World noted, Queen Latifah wanted to be a journalist, and Will Ferrell wanted to be a sports broadcaster.
As for Eva Mendes, becoming a nun was the first and most preferred choice. For her, acting was just something she kind of wandered into, according to the Daily Mail. “My first ambition was to be a nun,” she told the publication in 2011. But after her sister informed her about the pro-bono nature of Nuns’ work, her interest died off completely. “… So I soon went off that idea. Then I wanted to be an opera singer and an astronaut. Acting is just something I drifted into,” she revealed.
Mendes isn’t the only actress who had dreams of donning the nun’s habit though. Anne Hathaway also wanted to be a nun when she was younger, Vogue noted. Hard to imagine these two actresses as nuns, isn’t it?