Luke Evans reveals his terrifying run-in with a spider in Australia

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Welsh actor Luke Evans reveals his terrifying run-in with a spider while filming in Australia

Welsh actor Luke Evans has shared his frightening experience with a huntsman spider while shooting a TV series Australia. 

The 42-year-old made the revelation on comedian Alan Carr’s Life’s A Beach podcast earlier this month. 

Huntsman spiders are large and often look scary, but are considered not dangerous and are not particularly aggressive towards humans.

Scary: Welsh actor Luke Evans has shared his frightening experience with a huntsman spider while shooting a TV series Australia

Scary: Welsh actor Luke Evans has shared his frightening experience with a huntsman spider while shooting a TV series Australia

‘I did see a huntsman the size of my face,’ Luke said of his time in Sydney and Byron Bay.

Luke explained he’d walked towards the spider and it looked ready to pounce at him. Fortunately, his housekeeper sorted it out.  

‘The woman that came to clean the house was like, “Oh my, it’s just a spider!” She pulled it by the leg onto the floor.’

'I did see a huntsman the size of my face': Huntsman spiders are large and often look scary, but are considered not dangerous and are not particularly aggressive towards humans

‘I did see a huntsman the size of my face’: Huntsman spiders are large and often look scary, but are considered not dangerous and are not particularly aggressive towards humans

Luke confessed he had to move rooms after the spider scurried into his bedroom. 

‘It landed on the floor and ran straight back into my bedroom and I couldn’t find it. I had to move rooms,’ he said.

Luke left Australia in April for filming commitments in the UK.

Creepy crawlies: Luke said he had to move rooms after the spider scurried into his bedroom

Creepy crawlies: Luke said he had to move rooms after the spider scurried into his bedroom

He was in the country shooting Hulu mini series Nine Perfect Strangers, in which he plays divorce lawyer Lars.

Luke, who is openly gay, recently said it was ‘nice’ to portray a gay character on screen for the first time. 

‘It was a lovely character to delve into and to calibrate and deliver this complex person. But, yes, it was nice to play a gay character after all these years of doing roles on stage and screen,’ he said. 

Luke recently confirmed his split from his art director boyfriend Rafael Olarra.

Screen: Luke was in Australia shooting Hulu mini series Nine Perfect Strangers, in which he plays gay divorce lawyer Lars

Screen: Luke was in Australia shooting Hulu mini series Nine Perfect Strangers, in which he plays gay divorce lawyer Lars

Luke was rumoured to have split from Rafael last October after they unfollowed each other on Instagram, but days later appeared to patch things up.

Speaking to The Times’ Saturday Review in January, Luke confirmed he was single, adding: ‘It is what it is.’

The couple had started dating in mid-2019 and made their relationship Instagram official the following February. 

Exes: The actor recently confirmed his split from his art director boyfriend Rafael Olarra (right)

Exes: The actor recently confirmed his split from his art director boyfriend Rafael Olarra (right) 

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