Co-star stashes alligator in Willis' trailer

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 05, 2010 18:10 hrs

London, Oct 5 (IANS) Hollywood tough guy Bruce Willis nearly snapped on the set of his new movie 'Red' after his co-star Mary-Louise Parker stashed a live alligator in his dressing room van.

The actress was determined to play a joke on the actor, so she enlisted the help of fellow star John Malkovich to set up the prank on the Louisiana set, reports imdb.com.

Parker smuggled a live alligator into Willis' mobile dressing room and left the creature in a cooler, before hiding in the shower while Malkovich lured Willis into the trailer.

The actress admits Willis wasn't particularly scared when he found the reptile, which looked more like a 'bloated lizard' than a fearsome swamp beast, but the hardman was impressed by her attempt at a practical joke.

'He was actually kind of touched that I went through the trouble,' said Parker.