Press Trust of India
June 24, 2011 09:07 IST
Actor Rupert Grint says he is terrified of spiders just like his 'Harry Potter' alter-ego Ron Weasley.
The 22-year-old actor is so terrified of spiders that he checks his shoes every day before he puts them on to make sure there are no creepy crawlies inside, reported Contactmusic.
"I'm arachnophobic. It's really affected my life. I check my shoes every time I put them on. I check my bed sheets and pillows. I'm going to Australia in a few weeks. I've never been before - spiders have always stopped me," Grint said.
While Grint may be terrified of spiders, he does have a fondness for animals, with miniature donkeys the latest additions to his family's collection of pets.
"I suppose I've got some weird things. The latest thing is we've got miniature donkeys. They're just like normal donkeys, but kind of half the size. We've just got two - Shakespeare and Pandora, just as pets. I've got miniature pigs as well, and miniature hedgehogs.
"We've also got dogs and cats and a parrot and peacocks. I live in the country, really. Just outside London. There's a few acres. They've got some good space," he said.