Arachnophobe Tobey Maguire

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2009
Tobey Maguire

Arachnophobe Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire, who plays 'Spider-Man' on the big screen, has arachnophobia

Tobey Maguire is scared of spiders.

The 'Spider-Man' star is so petrified of the eight-legged critters he can't bear to be in the same room as one.

A source said: "Toby is scared of spiders. If he finds one in his house he throws a hissy fit."

The 33-year-old actor's phobia has got so out bad his wife Jennifer - with who he has two-year-old daughter Ruby - is begging him to get professional help.

The source explained: "Jennifer gets a little exhausted dealing with Tobey's obsessive personality. His little daughter can handle things better than he can."

Tobey is not the only celebrity terrified of arachnids.

Eva Mendes has previously admitted she used to make her family kill spiders when she was a child because she was so petrified of them.

Eva said: "Spiders scare me a lot, ever since I was a little girl. If I ever saw one I would have a physical reaction and just freak out. I was like that up until about a year ago.

"If I saw a spider I would have to have somebody kill it and even then I could not take their word for it. I would have to see the dead carcass before I could relax."

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