Birds scare actress Scarlett Johansson

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 13:20 PM IST

London: Actress Scarlett Johansson has admitted she is terrified of birds and says it runs in the family.

"I`m only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I`m terrified of them. That still hasn`t gone away. If they`d asked me to put a bird on my shoulder, I would`ve done it, but it would`ve been hard," quoted the 27-year-old as saying.

"I was terrified of the peacocks on set. Like, `Ahh, don`t get too close.` They`re like, mean. Actually, my uncle is terrified of birds, as well, so it runs in the family," she added.