Jesse Eisenberg used to be scared of swimming, because his mother had recurring dreams in which he drowned.“When I started leaving the house to go to elementary school, my overprotective mother began to have nightmares of me drowning. To make sure they weren’t real, she would slip into my bedroom in the middle of the night to check on me. When I woke up to the sound of her hyperventilating, she would say, “Don’t worry, sweetheart, I just had a dream we were in a canoe that capsized and I couldn’t save you. Go back to sleep.”
Other times she’d wait until morning. “Had another dream last night,” she would casually remark while packing my lunch bag for school.
“Did I drown?”
“Yep. In a sailboat.”
“Have a great day, sweetie.”