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'It'll haunt your dreams': Tom Hanks reveals the unlikely Australian creature he's absolutely petrified of while based in Queensland f

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‘It’ll haunt your dreams’: Tom Hanks reveals the unlikely Australian creature he’s absolutely petrified of while based in Queensland filming Elvis

Tom Hanks has revealed the one Australian creature he is absolutely terrified of.

In an interview with The Late Show on Sunday, the American actor and filmmaker, 64, said beach worms made him squeamish because ‘they ‘look like something that the Mandalorian has to flee from’.

He branded the worms the ‘scariest animal’ he’s ever encountered Down Under after being questioned by host Stephen Colbert. 

‘That would be a type of worm that lives in the sand of beaches in Australia. I’ll send you a picture. It’ll haunt your dreams,’ Tom said.

‘They’re these things and they come up and they have these heads that if you look at them close, they honestly look like something that the Mandalorian has to flee from out of the Tatooine.’

Beach worms can be found on the eastern and south-eastern coasts of Australia, according to the Australian Museum.

They can grow up to 300cm in length and are found in sandy beaches at the low water mark.

'It'll haunt your dreams': Tom Hanks (pictured), 64, has revealed the unlikely Australian creature he is absolutely terrified of - beach worms - in an interview with The Late Show on Sunday

‘It’ll haunt your dreams’: Tom Hanks (pictured), 64, has revealed the unlikely Australian creature he is absolutely terrified of – beach worms – in an interview with The Late Show on Sunday

'What's the scariest animal?' Tom told host Stephen Colbert (pictured) he was squeamish around beach worms - aka australonuphis parateres - as 'they 'look like something that the Mandalorian has to flee from'

‘What’s the scariest animal?’ Tom told host Stephen Colbert (pictured) he was squeamish around beach worms – aka australonuphis parateres – as ‘they ‘look like something that the Mandalorian has to flee from’

Birds and fish eat beach worms, and they are commonly used by fishermen as bait.

Tom’s is currently based in Australia, filming Baz Luhrmann’s biographical drama about Elvis Presley on the Gold Coast.

The film stars the father-of-four as Elvis’s formidable manager, Colonel Tom Parker, with Austin Butler as the king of rock’n’roll.  

Beach worms can be found on the eastern and south-eastern coasts of Australia, according to the Australian Museum . They can grow up to 300cm in length and are found in sandy beaches at the low water mark

Beach worms can be found on the eastern and south-eastern coasts of Australia, according to the Australian Museum . They can grow up to 300cm in length and are found in sandy beaches at the low water mark 

The Queensland-based shoot was postponed while Tom and his wife Rita recovered from COVID-19. 

He returned to the project six months later, all shook up but unbowed. 

The movie is expected to be released in November 2021.

Back up and running! Tom's is currently based in Australia, filming Baz Luhrmann's biographical drama about Elvis Presley on the Gold Coast. The Queensland-based shoot was postponed while Tom and his wife Rita recovered from COVID-19

Back up and running! Tom’s is currently based in Australia, filming Baz Luhrmann’s biographical drama about Elvis Presley on the Gold Coast. The Queensland-based shoot was postponed while Tom and his wife Rita recovered from COVID-19 

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