Robbie's cartoon fear
13:30 18 January 2005
Robbie Williams says he was scared of the 'Magic Roundabout' when he was a child.
The heartthrob singer, who has been cast as 'Dougal' in the animated movie adaptation of the classic children's TV series, says he was too frightened to watch the show as a youngster.
He said in an interview with Britain's Night and Day magazine: "I was scared of animation when I was a kid.
'Doctor Who' was no problem but as soon as the 'Magic Roundabout' came on, I used to hide behind the sofa."
Meanwhile, Robbie's co-star, Bill Nighy, says movie bosses cast him because they were looking for an actor who looked like he was on drugs.
The 'Love Actually' actor confessed he won the role of laid-back rabbit Dylan, after casting directors said they wanted the character to look "stoned".
He said: "They were looking for a deranged, stoned individual - and for some reason they thought of me."
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