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Olivia Munn has social anxiety and rips out her eyelashes




After many fits and starts, our favorite geek goddess Olivia Munn's acting career is finally getting out of neutral with Magic Mike and her so-far successful stint on The Newsroom. But with the pending release of her movie The Babymakers, the weird tics are really starting to come out. Did you know she obsessively plucks out her eyelashes? We never saw that on Attack of the Show.

"I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes," the 32-year-old tells the New York Daily News during an interview about the movie, which is about a woman desperate for a baby convincing her husband to rob a sperm bank. It's a real thing, too, an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania. "It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes." She also suffers from social anxiety, explaining her comfort around G4-watching nerdss so it's safe to say she doesn't want the stress of her own kid just yet, then.

"It's not that I'm too busy with my career or anything, but I have this huge fear of something happening to a child of mine," she said. "What if I'm not a good parent and my child turns out to be a jerk? Like I need more anxiety in my life." How distressing. Almost as distressing as all those awkward Daily Show segments. Except for the one with her mom; that was hilarious.

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[Last modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:43am]


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