Simon Pegg, like many before and after him, suffered from arachnophobia.
So when a spider entered the room, Simon left the room!
But now that he has kiddies, the actor has conquered his fear of spiders, especially for the sake of his two year old, Matilda.
Simon says (touch your nose!) the following on his former fear:
I used to be frightened of spiders, but you have to man up. Since I've had kids I've realised there's no room for irrational fear because you have to be the first line of defence.
I'm the spider-catcher in the house now, the alpha male, so I can't be running around screaming at these many-legged things.
We bet Matilda is so proud of her daddy!
[Image via WENN.]
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