Katie Holmes Admits She’s Afraid of the Dark

Katie Holmes

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updated 08/22/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 08/22/2011 AT 9:15 AM ET

Scared of things that go bump in the night – especially after starring in the new horror movie Don’t Be Afraid of the DarkKatie Holmes admits she’s, well, afraid of the dark.

“When I read this script, I was scared and I had to turn on all the lights in my house,” the actress, 32, tells New York’s Daily News. “I thought I heard noises. And I held my child [Suri] really close.”

Particularly putting Holmes on edge, she says, are the furry creepy crawlers in the movie, which comes from the fertile imagination of Pan’s Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.


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