13 Of The Best Celebrity Scares In “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” History
The spooky Halloween season may be upon us, but Ellen DeGeneres scares people all year long and isn’t afraid to do so. Our favorite talk show host doesn’t need a creepy holiday to freak her guests out, and she is our hero for that exact fact.
We’ve pulled together 13 of our favorite scares that have happened on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — some being oldies but goodies and some being as recent as this year. Click through to see if your favorite celebrity was able to keep their cool … or not.
After hearing Simone Biles discuss her bad laundry skills and how she got an Olympics-themed tattoo, DeGeneres decided to scare the four-time gold medalist. In an instant, Biles screamed after Dancing With the Stars pro Sasha Farber popped up.
When K-pop sensation BTS went on the show, the seven group members definitely didn’t expect to get freaked out — but that’s exactly what happened. In fact, J-Hope was so taken aback that he fell off the couch for a brief moment. Same, dude. Same.
DeGeneres began asking Jake Gyllenhaal why every movie he stars in seems to be so dark, to which he replied that he finds going into the dark to be illuminating. When someone jumps out and scares Gyllenhaal, we get an “OMG” and a “WTF” out of the actor.
Anne Hathaway was on the show to promote Ocean’s 8 and, while playing a word association game, got the surprise of her life. She nearly caught DeGeneres signaling for the scare to happen but, in the end, was left screaming and, of course, laughing.
After Scarlett Johansson was asked about the women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few years back and how well she knows Chris Evans, who has been a friend for many years, it’s Captain America himself who comes out and gives her quite a shock.
DeGeneres starts out this interview with John Krasinski asking about A Quiet Place before transitioning into a staring contest. While trying not to laugh, the former The Office star is focused until he is startled by someone dressed as Freddy Krueger.
Speak Out is already a pretty ridiculous game that’s played on the show, but DeGeneres really took things to a whole other level with Debra Messing. The Will & Grace star got absolutely spooked while playing and gave us a face we’ll never forget.
Even though she stars on American Horror Story each and every season, creepy things just aren’t something Sarah Paulson is into in her daily life. This scream queen got scared not once, not twice, but three times by DeGeneres and is clearly traumatized by it.
One of our favorite things about when DeGeneres scares celebrity guests is when it happens twice and they’re just as frightened the second time. That’s what happened to Sam Smith when, after talking about haunted houses, he got two big surprises.
There’s a little something special about the time Will Smith was terrorized by DeGeneres because it was all for Instagram. The actor had just started his account and DeGeneres was helping him fill up the grid with some epic snapshots.
DeGeneres has scared Eric Stonestreet so much that the Modern Family star decided to take matters into his own hands and prevent the talk show host from scaring him ever again. Other celebrity guests should take note of this brilliant move.
There’s probably no other celebrity who has been frightened by DeGeneres more times than Taylor Swift — and they’re all great. Our favorite time, though, is when the “Look What You Made Me Do” star ended up on the ground in a dressing room scare.