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 rose to fame opposite Ben Whishaw in This Is Going to Hurt, confessed that when she goes to bed at night she strangely sleeps with her eyes open.

Ambika appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night and tried to tell an anecdote, but the original story was turned around after she revealed to the host and his guests that she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to close her eyelid make.

She begins with her story: ‘When I tell this story, I say that I was in bed and my eyes kind of popped open, but I sleep with my eyes open so they only got slightly bigger.’

Interrupt her immediately, comedian Josh Widdicombe chimed in picking up the most important detail as he exclaimed: ‘Sorry, who, who, who, who, who, who!’

Netflix One Day star Ambika Mod, 29, revealed her bizarre sleeping habit as she freaked out host Graham Norton and his fellow guests with the creepy habit.

Netflix One Day star Ambika Mod, 29, revealed her bizarre sleeping habit as she freaked out host Graham Norton and his fellow guests with the creepy habit.

The actress admitted she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to close her eyelid as she demonstrated how her eyes roll back into her head when she sleeps

The actress admitted she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to close 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 did we do the rest of the show and not start with this bit?’

Apparently believing that her habit is not too unusual, Ambika confessed: ‘I sleep with my eyes open’.

She then explained: “Not like Gandalf,” as she pointed at mr Ian McKellen whom she also joined on the bench with Michael Sheen.

Refusing to let the revelation lie, the guest probed Ambika for more details while urging her to explain further.

“I don’t know what else to say! I sleep with my eyes open. It’s not fully, it’s more like…’ Ambika then rolled her eyes in the back of her head as she demonstrated what she looks like while she sleeps.

As the audience laughed, Josh teased, “Oh, so it’s nothing weird then?”

The star then admitted she had always done it since childhood.

“My mom says I did it as a baby and she kind of freaked out about it, but she just, kind of, you know, she was like … it’s probably good.”

As Graham shouted: ¿Stop the bus!¿, Josh added: ¿Why did we do the rest of the show and not start with this bit?¿ as they were both shocked and horrified by the revelation

As Graham shouted: ‘Stop the bus!’, Josh added: ‘Why did we do the rest of the show and not start with this bit?’ for they were both defeated and horrified by the revelation

Apparently believing that her habit is not too unusual, Ambika confessed: 'I sleep with my eyes open....¿I don't know what else to say!'  before she admitted she had done it since she was a baby

Apparently believing that her habit was not too unusual, Ambika confessed: ‘I sleep with my eyes open… ‘I don’t know what else to say!’ before she admitted she had done it since she was a baby

Actor Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Sheen, comedian Josh Widdicombe and singer Gabrielle joined Ambika on the couch.

Actor Sir Ian McKellen, Michael Sheen, comedian Josh Widdicombe and singer Gabrielle joined Ambika on the couch.

Ambika's latest role stars her as Emma Morley in the series adaptation of David Nicholl's novel One Day alongside co-star Leo Woodall

Ambika’s latest role stars her 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 very difficult to close my eyes completely. I feel like my eyelids are not big enough for my eyeballs.

‘When I do that (closes her eyes), I’m really actively thinking about it. Like, when I’m just relaxed, I’m kind of (closes eyes half).’

Delving deeper into the peculiar trait, she explained that she had ‘really dry eyes’, to which Graham joked: ‘What are we doing here? We should make a Channel 5 documentary!’

This comes after Ambika exclusively revealed to the Mail that she initially refused and turned down the role.

The star explained that she found it a ‘massive, massive undertaking’ as Emma had previously been played by a white actress.

She said: ‘It was definitely originally written as white and played by a white actress before. I am very excited to bring something new to the role, I hope that young women who don’t see themselves on screen often see that it is possible.

Ambika admitted she wouldn’t have got the role ten years ago because of 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 going to play Emma.

‘I don’t think this would have happened ten years ago. That in itself is a way to modernize the story.’