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ScarJo Admits To Fear Of Birds

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So apparently even though she felt fine making fun of Matt Damon because of his fear of snakes, Scarlett Johansson has a fear of her own…

Birds!!

ScarJo opened up in a recent interview about her new movie, We Bought A Zoo:

Did you have to overcome any irrational animal fears when you were shooting this movie?

I’m only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I’m terrified of them. That still hasn’t gone away. If they’d asked me to put a bird on my shoulder I would’ve done it, but it would’ve been hard. Cockroaches. I cannot stand cockroaches. That’s one thing I absolutely couldn’t do. But that’s not really an animal, is it? It’s an insect. … Actually, my uncle is terrified of birds, as well, so it runs in the family.

There were peacocks on the set.

Yeah, I was terrified of them. Like, “Ahh, don’t get too close.” They’re like, mean.

At one point, Elle Fanning asks your character if she prefers animals or humans. What about you? Any preference?

I take humans most of the time, but I have to say that occasionally sitting on the couch with the dog, you’re just like, “Man, you’re the best company. This is bliss.” Just the dog and a nice old movie and you’re good to go. But yeah, people. I take people.

So remember, if you plan on getting Scarlett a gift this holiday season, make sure it's not a parakeet!

Also, pets make lousy gifts… but you already knew that, right?

[Image via WENN.]

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Matt Damon Was Afraid Of Snakes

| Filed under: Matt DamonFilm FlickersScarlett JohanssonSlithering Snakes

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"Was" being the keyword.

In his new movie, We Bought A Zoo, while starring alongside Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon was in very close contact with all sorts of animals.

Even with all the wild lions and tigers hanging around the set, there was only one thing that truly scared Damon… the snakes!

An ET interviewer said to Damon:

"Scarlett revealed to us that you have kind of a fear of snakes."

And Damon responded:

"I did. I got over it."

He said that it was Scarlett's constant teasing that helped him get over his fear. And the fact that the young child actors were more than willing to be covered in the snakes.

Way to go Matt! There's nothing to fear from silly, slithery snakes!

[Image via David Bodrick/DMBJ/WENN.]

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New We Bought A Zoo Trailer Starring ScarJo And Matt Damon

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A new trailer for the Matt Damon movie We Bought A Zoo is out.

The movie, also starring Scarlett Johansson, is basically about a man who buys a house in the country, but there's a catch. It's also a zoo.

Check out the video above for the latest trailer (and to catch a glimpse of some furry/scary animals).

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Matt Damon Bought A Zoo! Well, He Did In His New Movie….

| Filed under: Matt DamonFilm FlickersScarlett JohanssonZooLionsBearMonkeyKangarooPorcupineZebra

Introducing the feel-good movie of the fall!

Matt Damon and ScarJo star in the new movie We Bought A Zoo and all we care about is the cutesie zoo animals!!!!

From lions to tigers to bears to kangaroos and zebras!!! Cuteness overload!!

Check out the new trailer above and we dare you to not crack a smile.

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New Images From We Bought a Zoo

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We are sooo excited for this movie!!

New stills from Cameron Crowe’s new film We Bought a Zoo have been released.

The Almost Famous director admitted he wasn't animal totally obsessed with animals before the working on this project. But now he's seen the processional and personal benefits form animals.

"I didn't know the power of the animal on-screen. I don't have a million critters around the house. But I may now, though."

AW! We have our fingers and paws crossed that this film will be Crow's big come-back.

See more movie stills featuring the film's stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson below!!

[image via USA Today/20th Century Fox]

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Matt Damon's New Roll As Zoo Keeper

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Matt Damon's New Roll As Zoo Keeper

Here's a reeel close look at Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee!

Matt is the star of Cameron Crowe's new film, We Bought A Zoo, based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee, this movie follows a journalist who decided to move his family to an abandoned zoo, Rosemoor Wildlife Park, after his wife dies from brain cancer.

He lives his days dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.

Matt told USA Today bout his character's motivation for moving his family to the zoo,

"It's kind of an act of desperation for Benjamin. He does it impulsively, but at the same time, his late wife would have celebrated this kind of adventure. It's really a love story about a guy who is still in love with his wife."

Scarlett Johansson plays Kelly Foster, who grew up with the zoo and stayed on as a caretaker.

Is that romance we smell? Oh, no it's just tiger poop.

[image via We Bought a Zoo]

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Cameron Crowe Gushes Over His Monkey Actress

| Filed under: Matt DamonFilm FlickersScarlett JohanssonMonkey

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Our most favez monkey actress, Crystal, is back!

It's only been a few months since the capuchin monkey America's hosttest new actress dazzled movie goers (and illegal downloaders) in The Hangover Part II.

Coming this December, Crystal will be co-staring in Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe​'s We Bought a Zoo! (His first feature film since 2005).

Crowe said of the monkey's performance:

"We feel this is Crystal’s breakthrough performance. It is her Carnal Knowledge. The role brings out colors we have yet to see. It is more mature than her Todd Phillips work. She is not just the hottest actress around, but also the most compelling"

We sure hope he's telling the truth!

The writer/director is relying on performances of Crystal and her co-stars Matt Damon​ and Scarlett Johansson​ to recover the critical reputation he damaged with Elizabethtown.

[Image via WENN.]

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