Netflix One Day star Ambika Mod reveals bizarre sleeping trait as she freaks everyone out with creepy habit
Netflix‘s One Day star Ambika Mod has revealed her very strange and somewhat creepy sleeping habit.
The 29-year-old actress, who shot to fame opposite Ben Whishaw in This Is Going to Hurt, confessed when she goes to bed at night she bizarrely sleeps with her eyes open.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday evening, Ambika attempted to tell an anecdote, however the originally story was sidetracked after she revealed to the host and his guests that she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to shut her eyelid.
Beginning her story she started: ‘Whenever I tell this story, I say that I was in bed and my eyes, like popped open, but I sleep with my eyes open so they just sort of widened slightly.’
Interrupting her immediately, comedian Josh Widdicombe interjected as he picked up on the major detail as he exclaimed: ‘Sorry, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!’
Netflix One Day star Ambika Mod, 29, has revealed her bizarre sleeping trait as she freaks host Graham Norton and his fellow guests out with the creepy habit
The actress confessed she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to shut her eyelid as she demonstrated how her eyes roll back into her head when she sleeps
As Graham shouted: ‘Stop the bus!’, Josh added: ‘Why have we done the rest of the show and not started with this bit?’
Seemingly believing her habit wasn’t too extraordinary, Ambika confessed: ‘I sleep with my eyes open’.
She then clarified: ‘Not like Gandalf,’ as she pointed at Sir Ian McKellen who she also joined on the sofa alongside Michael Sheen.
Refusing to let the revelation lie, the guest probed Ambika for more details as they urged her to explain further.
‘I don’t know what else there is to say! I sleep with my eyes open. It’s not fully, it’s more like…’ Ambika then rolled her eyes into the back of her head as she demonstrated what she looks like sleeping.
As the audience laughed, Josh teased: ‘Oh, so it’s nothing weird then?’
The star then admitted she has always done it since she was a child.
‘My mum says I used to do it as a baby and she was a bit freaked out by it, but she just, sort of, you know, she was like… it’s probably fine.’
As Graham shouted: ‘Stop the bus!’, Josh added: ‘Why have we done the rest of the show and not started with this bit?’ as they were both floored and horrified by the revelation
Seemingly believing her habit wasn’t too extraordinary, Ambika confessed: ‘I sleep with my eyes open….‘I don’t know what else there is to say!’ before she admitted she has done it since she 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 star as Emma Morley in the series adaptation of David Nicholl’s novel One Day alongside co-star Leo Woodall
Ambika continued: ‘I actually find it really hard to close my eyes fully. I feel like my eyelids aren’t big enough for my eyeballs.
‘If I do that [closes her eyes], I’m really actively thinking about it. Like, if I’m just relaxed, I’m sort of like [closes eyes halfway].’
Delving deeper into the quirky trait she explained that she ‘has really dry eyes’, at which point Graham joked: ‘What are we doing here? We should be making a Channel 5 documentary!’
It comes after Ambika exclusively revealed to the Mail that she refused the role at first and turned the part down.
The star explained she found it was a ‘massive, massive undertaking’ given 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 that young women who don’t see themselves on screen that often see that it’s possible.
Ambika admitted she wouldn’t have landed the role ten years ago due to her skin colour, saying: ‘I’m very different to Anne Hathaway, so I was never worried about that. Just the fact that I’m not white and I’m getting to play Emma.
‘I don’t think that would have happened ten years ago. That in itself is a way to modernise the story.’