Hollywood actress Julia Stiles has developed a fear of flying - and she blames it on her frequent trips to and from London.

The O star is currently in the British capital rehearsing for a West End stage production, but recently had to fly to Los Angeles for the premiere of her new movie THE PRINCE AND ME - and she's certain it's had a negative effect on her.

She says, "It's the longest flight I've ever been on - 11 hours from London to LA. It's also during the day so I don't sleep at all.

"I actually had that moment where I thought, 'This is the moment where I develop a fear of flying.'

"I'm very claustrophobic now."

14/04/2004 09:14