02/23/2004 at 01:00 AM EST
Spiders? Heights? The number 13? Celebs tell us what really freaks them out
Robin Williams: "Interviews! Horrible, the microphones and tape recorders that capture your soul. And you never know if the tape will hold up."
: "House cats. Lions and tigers I'm fine with, but cats, yeech!"
Chloë Sevigny: "Birds flapping around my ears. When I walk down a street with pigeons, I have to duck down. My boyfriend always laughs at me."
Matthew Perry: "Playing tennis badly in front of 2,000 people. I did it this weekend, and I hope to never do it again."
Beyoncé: "Becoming too famous. I want to go on vacations and do special things. I want my privacy."
Amber Tamblyn: "Spiders. They are so disgusting with all of their legs and eyes and hair. I make my boyfriend kill them. And I have to see the carnage to be able to sleep later."
Will Ferrell: "I'm nervous every time I step into a theater. I have a fear of being in big spaces."
Patricia Heaton: "Drowning. I think about ways I might die so I can prepare myself ahead of time, but that's one way I can't prepare for, it's just so awful."
Dave Matthews: "Being at the edge of a cliff. I always think I'm going to throw myself off—that feeling of, 'What if my body goes crazy?' "
: "I don't like being confined. Being tied up would be very, very bad for me."
: "Sweaty guys who insist on kissing me on both cheeks. Once is bad enough, but I have to go through it twice."
Emeril Lagasse: "I have this phobia that I have served so much fish that they are going to haunt me if I get in the water, so I stay out."
Alan Cumming: "I have this irrational fear of watermelon. It's evil."
Megan Mullally: "Mayonnaise. Somehow I developed an aversion to it. I really had reservations about marrying a man who eats it."
Mark McGrath: "Elevators. My rule is if it's 40 floors or below, I'll walk."
Gabrielle Union: "Bugs. I tell my husband, 'Baby, come kill this,' but he doesn't believe in killing them. He puts them in ajar."
: "Sharks. When I surf, it gives me the willies that something can come up from below and give me a bite."
Moby: "The idea of Bush being reelected in 2004."
: "I am very claustrophobic. For a few weeks, my mom was driving a really small Lexus. I was just freaking out, like, 'Oh my God, I'm in a box.' "
Viggo Mortensen: "Offending somebody. But I do my best not to and apologize if I have."
: "I'm scared I'm gonna wake up and realize the last three years have all been a dream."