Netflix’s One Day star Ambika Mod has revealed her very strange and somewhat creepy sleeping habit.
The 29-year-old actress, who rose to fame alongside Ben Whishaw in This Is Going to Hurt, confessed that when she goes to bed at night, she strangely sleeps with her eyes open.
Ambika, who appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night, attempted to tell an anecdote, however the original story went off track after she revealed to the host and her guests that she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to close them. eyelid.
Beginning his story, he began, “Every time I tell this story, I say I was in bed and my eyes popped open, but I sleep with my eyes open, so they just popped open a little bit.”
Immediately interrupting her, the comedian Josh Widdicombe intervened when he realized the main detail and exclaimed: ‘‘Sorry, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait!’
Netflix One Day star Ambika Mod, 29, has revealed her strange sleeping trait as she scares host Graham Norton and her fellow guests with the creepy habit.
The actress confessed that she never closes her eyes and that, in fact, it is difficult for her to close her eyelid while demonstrating how her eyes roll back in her head when she sleeps.
As Graham yelled, “Stop the bus!” Josh added, “Why have we done the rest of the show and not started this part?”
Ambika, apparently believing that her habit was not too extraordinary, confessed: “I sleep with my eyes open.”
Then he clarified: “Not like Gandalf,” as he pointed at Sir Ian McKellen, who was also joined on the couch by Michael Sheen.
Refusing to let the revelation go, the guest probed Ambika for more details while urging her to explain further.
‘I don’t know what else I can say! I sleep with my eyes open. It’s not quite, it’s more like…’ Ambika then rolled her eyes as she demonstrated how she looks like herself sleeping.
As the audience laughed, Josh joked: “Oh, so it’s nothing strange?”
The star then admitted that she had always done it since she was a child.
“My mom says she used to do it when she was a baby and she was a little scared about it, but she just, you know, was like… it’s probably fine.”
As Graham yelled, “Stop the bus!” Josh added, “Why have we done the rest of the show and not started this part?” as they were both stunned and horrified by the revelation.
Ambika, apparently believing that her habit was not too extraordinary, confessed: “I sleep with my eyes open…” I don’t know what else I can say! before admitting that she has done it since he was a baby
Ambika was joined on the sofa by actor Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Sheen, comedian Josh Widdicombe and singer Gabrielle.
Ambika’s latest role sees her as Emma Morley in the series adaptation of David Nicholl’s novel One Day alongside co-star Leo Woodall.
Ambika continued, ‘In fact, I find it very difficult to close my eyes completely. I feel like my eyelids aren’t big enough for my eyeballs.
‘If I do that (closes eyes), I’m actually actively thinking about it. If I’m relaxed, I’m like (closes eyes halfway).’
Elaborating on the peculiar trait, he explained that “his eyes are very dry,” at which point Graham joked: “What are we doing here?” We should do a Channel 5 documentary!’
It comes after Ambika exclusively revealed to the Mail that she initially turned down the role and turned it down.
The star explained that she found it to be a “huge, huge undertaking” given that Emma was previously played by a white actress.
She said: “It was definitely originally written as white and previously played by a white actress. “I’m really excited to bring something new to the role, I hope young women who don’t see themselves on screen often see that it’s possible.
Ambika admitted that she wouldn’t have gotten the role ten years ago because of her skin color, saying: “I’m very different to Anne Hathaway, so I never worried about that. Just the fact that I’m not white and I’m going to play Emma.” .
‘I don’t think that would have happened ten years ago. “That in itself is a way of modernizing the story.”