Scarlett Johansson's Big Fear Will Surprise You

Scarlett Johansson is a talented movie star known for captivating viewers with her wide range of characters, stunning looks, and incredible outfits. She also manages to pull off every hair color you can think of, such as bright blond, strawberry blond, dark brown, and bold red in long, pixie, straight, wavy, and curly styles (via


Not only does she look beautiful in every hairstyle possible, but her filmography is just as impressive. According to IMDb, she has had prominent roles in the comedy-drama "Lost in Translation," the chilling sci-fi movie "Lucy," and the quirky romance film "Her," as well as her famous role as Black Widow in the beloved "Avengers" series. As if her ability to shine in so many different genres isn't enough, Johansson has also done a bit of producing and directing. Is there anything she isn't good at or doesn't know how to do? Nope, she does it all!

As shocking as this may sound, however, Johansson is human, and all humans have fears.

Scarlett Johansson is scared of those who soar above us

Although Scarlett Johansson's one of the world's most successful movie stars — and some of her roles involve intense, frightening scenes — she has one big fear: birds (via Page Six). She admitted this fear in an interview with New York Magazine, saying, "Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I'm terrified of them. That still hasn't gone away."


She went on to explain that she's not the only member of her family to have this unique phobia, saying: "My uncle is terrified of birds, as well, so it runs in the family." We hope that Johansson's family doesn't run into any birds any time soon!

We completely understand and respect Johansson's fear, as everyone has things that scare them. Johansson's honesty and openness when discussing her phobia make us love and appreciate her even more, and we can't wait to see what's next for her career in the movie world. (Hopefully, nothing involves birds!)

Johansson's fear of birds is common, and many other people feel uncomfortable around these animals. In fact, so many people don't like birds that there's a name for this phobia: ornithophobia (via Healthline). People with this phobia act differently around birds, depending on how intense their fear gets. According to Verywell Mind, some people with this fear tremble or cry around birds, while others run or hide. Ultimately, Johansson's not alone in this fear, and neither is anyone else who has ornithophobia.