Jennifer Love Hewitt has ruled out the possibility of becoming a theatre actress at any point in the near future - because she's petrified of public speaking.

The 26-year-old brunette beauty has enjoyed success in film and television, but admits she's "never" been interested in stagework, because she has a huge anxiety blocking the way.

She says, "I'm afraid to speak in public. TV talk shows don't freak me out, but I can't do award shows or make speeches, so I'm trying to do more of them to get over this."