Star Superstitions Revealed
"I have to have red shoes no matter what. They're my lucky racing shoes."
"When I'm in a theater show I'm very superstitious. I do the same warm-ups. I actually wore the same underwear every show, and I washed them in between. I'm crazy superstitious like that, but not with filming, only with theater."
"I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions."
"On the first of every month I have to say 'White Rabbit' to the first person I see. My grandmother taught me that, it's good luck to say it."
"A little bit. Knock on wood if someone says something that I don't want to happen. Or I always make a wish at 11:11."
"I have a fear of walking under ladders. It's probably because it'd be much easier for me to do so than many people. I also say a prayer right before I got out on stage so that lights never fall on me."
Giada De Laurentis
"I have two: Cats on the bed, number one, and number two, passing the salt. My family is from Naples and we're very superstitious people, so I think if you believe in the superstition you should be careful."
"When my husband and I are walking holding hands and there's a light post in between us because there are too many people in the street, we always say 'bread and butter.' If you don't say 'bread and butter' before letting go of your hands for a light post or pole it means you're going to break up. We say it, our kids say it. I learned it when I was really young from somebody."
"Anytime I'm going to boast about anything I'm always knocking on wood, but I always knock on my own dome amp#91;as he knocks his own headamp#93;."
"I come from the theater, and you never say the word Macbeth in the theater. I believe in that because I said it once and a light fell from the ceiling and crushed my foot."
"I've been flying since I was two-years-old and I used to get scared, and my dad one time said, 'Why don't you give the plane a little pat before we get on.' Since I was five-years-old until now, every time I get on a plane I give it a little pat."
"Don't walk under ladders. My mom just walked under one yesterday and I was like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe you just did that!' I've never walked under a ladder, ever."
"I think I'm superstitious about sort of random things. I think I have a weird OCD thing with coffee. I have to have my two Splendas, but the cap has to be measured with the black line in the cup. It's really strange, but I do it every morning. It makes me feel better."
"I don't step on cracks, and I don't like to put my black and white clothes together. They're theater superstitions. I also don't ever say 'good luck', I say 'break a leg'."
"When I play cricket I always do the same amount of taps to the ball. I look at the ball and then I tap the ball, and then I look at the ball, and then tap again. It doesn't work, though-I always get out."