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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…


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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