Spider-Man Star Jamie Foxx Reveals He's Scared Of Spiders
The actor plays Electro in the up-coming Spidey flick...
During an appearance on The Ellen Show, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Jamie Foxx revealed that he’s terrified of spiders.
After co-star Emma Stone, who was also appearing on the show alongside Jamie and Andrew Garfield, admitted she was scared of the eight-legged creatures, Jamie chipped in: “Bro, I am petrified of spiders.”
Explaining his phobia, Jamie elaborated: “There was a television show called Land of the Giants when I was growing up as a kid and these people had landed on this planet of giant people.”
“And in one of the episodes, this guy is running through a drainage pipe, he’s running and running, he’s looking the other way and he runs into a spider web. And then all of a sudden the music changed and this spider just starts coming at him and he’s like ‘Ahh’ and it scared me, I can’t take it!”
The actor and singer – who also lends his vocal talents to animated movie Rio 2 – added: “To the point that if a spider web hits me I will take all my clothes off - I’ll be naked,” he said, mimicking taking his clothes off.
Of, course, Ellen being Ellen couldn’t resist the opportunity to pull a little prank at Jamie’s expense, and continued talking to him while a man dressed in a spider outfit snuck up behind the actor before tapping him on the shoulder.
After the initial shock, Jamie laughed along with co-stars Andrew and Emma, who could be heard saying through her giggles: “The timing was amazing!”