10. October 2011
Celebrities are known for a lot of things; for their work, who they know or for simply being famous. The other things that celebrities are known for is their weird habits and phobias. Phobias are excessive, and often irrational, fears which arise when individuals respond unusually to given situations.
When it comes to celebrities; some of their phobias are just plain funny, out rightly weird and appalling. From arachnophobia, zoophobia, brontophobia, swinophobia; you name it, there is a celebrity who suffers from one of the known phobias that exist.
The British actor charmed his way to many women’s hearts when he delivered a remarkable performance in Troy and the Pirates of The Caribbean movies. But who knew that this heart throb suffers from swinophobia, which is the fear of pigs? Lucky for him, unless he has to appear in a farm based movie he is unlikely to face his phobia.
Celebrities generally like being the center of attention when they are out in the public. But behind closed doors, Pamela Anderson is said to have a fear of mirrors. It begs the question, how does she put on her make-up or has plastic surgery handled it for her?
English footballer, David Beckham, is known for his impressive skills on the pitch and his sharp dressing. It does not hurt that he is easy on the eyes and is married to former spice girl Victoria Beckham. However, what most people don’t know is that David suffers from ataxophobia which is the fear for disorder. He is said to display similar perfectionist traits similar to the character in the hit TV Series Monk; he lines up soda cans in the refrigerator in a certain way.
The femme fatale who appears fearless in our eyes is actually afraid of thunderstorms. She suffers from brontophobia and will freeze at the rumbling of thunder.
He has acted as a fearless pirate, quirky chocolate factory owner and as a number of other diversely weird characters. Johnny Depp is actually afraid of clowns, which is an irony because he has a number of times taken-on acting roles which required him to have his face painted; like in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Unlike Spiderman’s character, which this accomplished actor brought to life on our screens, Tobey admits that he can’t jump off of a roof because he is actually afraid of heights.