Kevin Hart’s fear of bugs was caught on camera while the actor was promoting “Jumanji: The Next Level” in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this week.
Hart and co-star Dwayne Johnson were in the middle of an interview with ET Canada’s Graeme O’Neil when a butterfly infiltrated it.
Filmed from the sidelines of the junket, Hart’s attention is squarely focused on the flying insect as his co-star answers questions about the movie.
Soon, the fluttering bug has Hart up and out of his seat, ducking for cover and Johnson and the camera operators and publicists laugh.
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A grasshopper later joins in on another interview with a different reporter.
Watch the compilation video below. (Caution: NSFW, strong language).
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You have to understand, @kevinhart4real suffers from a legit fear of bugs (especially when they fly) which is known as Entomophobia aka Insectophobia. This causes incredible distress and fear to Kev 😱 And makes me very happy 😃 And yes that grasshopper had some bad ass blue wings 🦗🦋 #JumanjiTheNextLevel #GlobalPressJunket #Mexico 🇲🇽 #ButterflyKisses
According to Johnson, Hart suffers from Entomophobia, a fear of flying insects.
“I can’t kill it [because] online, they’re gonna trash me,” he says leaping out of his chair and out of the way of a butterfly.
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“This is f***ing stupid, man. You gotta be s***ing me,” Hart says, ducking a yellow butterfly and screaming, much to Johnson’s delight.
Later in the video, Hart spots a grasshopper as Johnson responds by picking it up. And a blue butterfly appears during the female reporter’s interview shortly after the grasshopper.
“That s*** turned into Captain America,” he jokes in fear. “That a f***ing grass-bat. Did you see that? We got to go, y’all.”