Fearful Dev Patel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 August 2010
Dev Patel

Dev Patel

'Slumdog Millionaire' star Dev Patel is a ''scaredy-cat'' who is afraid of spiders and doesn't mind crying in public

Dev Patel is a "scaredy-cat".

The 'Slumdog Millionaire' actor admits he has many phobias and can't even be in the same room as a spider.

He said: "I'm not superstitious but I am a scaredy-cat in general.

"The last time I was frightened was when I saw a massive spider in the bathroom. I had to run out in my towel and scream for my dad."

The 20-year-old star is in touch with his emotions and is never afraid to let people see him cry, even weeping while watching a movie in public.

He explained: "I cry a lot but the last time was watching 'Brothers', starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire. I was on a plane with so many people walking around, but I couldn't help shedding a tear."

The 'Last Airbender' star - who is dating actress Freida Pinto - insists he is a patient person, but hates selfishness.

He added: "Nothing makes me physically angry but what does tick me off a little is people being selfish. I don't like that."

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