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While plenty of people dislike seeing spiders crawling around their homes or freak out when they find one on themselves, these 5 celebrities all have a real fear of spiders and suffer from Arachnophobia. Some have come in direct contact with a spider and completely freaked out or got upset by the experience because it triggered their phobia. Others do everything they can to avoid spiders – one celeb has even refused to visit Australia in the past because they were worried about bumping in to a spider on their trip. Their fear of spiders really affects them and they have a hard time being anywhere that might even just be a possible place to find one of these creepy crawlies!

Halle Berry

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Halle was disturbed to find spiders all over her yard: “(There were) hundreds under this lawn chair that we would all sit on around the pool every other day. We found out there was a whole village, a colony of black widows… One of the gardeners decided he should clean it and when he looked under it it was like, ‘Argh!’ I just left… I said, ‘I’m gonna leave and you’re gonna have to handle that because I can’t stand spiders…’ I don’t even like Daddy Long Legs (crane flies).”

Rose Byrne
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Rose had a freak out when she found a spider in her car: “I was driving along and just where the sun visor is a spider dropped right down, a huntsman, and it spread out its legs right in front of me and I think it looked at me. I’m pretty sure it looked at me. I just went, (screams), and ran off to the side of the road and got out of the car and brushed myself off madly. I was like, ‘Ok, alright, great great, great,’ got back into the car, drove along. Then it came up again onto the dashboard and I’m a bit scared of spiders, so I was totally, totally panicked. So I was like, (screams again), pulled over, rolled down the windows and went for like an hour walk to make sure the spider got out of the car.”

Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer was frightened of shooting scenes in the Hawaiian jungle because of her spider fear: ”Everybody told me there were no spiders, so when I saw three, I started crying. Jungles are not easy when you’re afraid of everything. I think I am a legitimate alcoholic. No, what’s it called? An Arachnophobic.”

 

Derren Brown
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Derren can’t stand being anywhere near a spider: “I couldn’t sleep if there was a spider in the room, but I’d at least be able to stick a glass over it, I had a fear about that blokeish environment, rooted in a feeling of total inadequacy, which is what fear is. But I came across the idea of running towards the things that frighten you. When you do it, you realise it’s nothing at all.”

Rupert Grint
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Rupert believes the fear has affected him numerous times throughout his life: “I’m arachnophobic. It’s really affected my life. I check my shoes every time I put them on. I check my bed sheets and pillows. I’m going to Australia in a few weeks. I’ve never been before – spiders have always stopped me.”

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