Recently, Lupita Nyong’o opened up about her fear of cats and how she used therapy to overcome that fear for a new horror role. Nyong’o said, “I asked the director Michael Sarnoski if there was any way that we could change the animal. I suggested an armadillo; he was not having it.” She continued, “I guess the best antidote for when you feel poorly taken care of is to take care of something. And I took care of Yoyo and he pried my heart open.” She added, “My cat shows me how to relax.  He lies there all day. Every so often he’ll get up and he’ll do that cat stretch. And it’s so elegant and it’s so yummy, he reminds me to get up and stretch.”

Have you ever overcome a fear? What was it? How did you overcome it?