5 Celebrities on Their Childhood Fears

Childhood fears are so common – be it monsters under the bed, clowns or anything else! These 5 celebrities have all spoken on what they were afraid of as young children. Some have since thankfully moved on or gradually got over their fear in time, while some still hold on to the fear and haven’t been able to shake it off just yet!

Michael Cera

Michael had a soccer accident which scared him: “It was a junior high school soccer game, and I jumped up and hit the ball with my knee, and it bounced straight over our goalie and into the net. I scored a goal for the other team. My team hated me. I’m a traitor. And I didn’t play again until I faced the fear.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel had several fears as a child: “I was afraid of ghosts when I was a kid and afraid of the dark and monsters under the bed. When I was a kid and somebody first told me about a nuclear bomb I would live in fear of nuclear war for the next five years of my life.”

Anna Kendrick

Anna has always had a fear of clowns: ”What am I most afraid of? I guess, clowns. I feel like I just heard that most children are afraid of clowns. Like 60 percent of children don’t like clowns, or something like that. I don’t know why they’re still around.”

Hugh Jackman

Hugh feared heights as a child until his brother helped him: “I remember spending two months going to the diving board with my brother, which was actually one of the kind things he did when we were younger. “He said, ‘Right, we are going to do the one-metre board, then the three-metre board and then the 10-metre board. You are going to do it over and over again until you don’t feel scared going up there.’ It worked.”

Robert Pattinson

Robert has been afraid of clowns since childhood: “There’s something about the painted face, the fake smile. There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil. Something must have happened when I was a kid.”