"Was" being the keyword.
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.]