The actress is freaked out by silence, the ocean, and The Strangers.

By Clark Collis
February 27, 2020 at 03:36 PM EST
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In director Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man (out Friday) Elisabeth Moss plays Cecilia Kass, who is trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist portrayed by Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House). Cecilia escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge), and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex dies by suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those Cecilia loves, her sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove she’s being hunted by someone nobody can see.

But what scares Moss? Let's find out!

1. Water

"I love looking at the ocean and whatnot," says Moss, whose credits also include last year's Jordan Peele-directed horror film Us. "Beaches, I like all of that. I’m not a huge fan of going in the water. That’s my main phobia. There’s creatures in there that are going to eat you. I’m just not really comfortable with that." 

2. Silence

"I was at Sundance in Park City, Utah, and it was so quiet. I’m a city girl. I find comfort in being surrounded by people and there being a constant din of noise. Water? We’re never going to become friends. It’s fine. Silence, I actually think is a good thing. But I’m not used to it."

3. The Strangers (2008)"

That [movie] is brilliant. The director’s move to put the final scene in daylight is absolutely terrifying."

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