Action movies are no joke, even if the movie is meant to be. Eva Mendes "almost killed" funny man Will Ferrell on the set of their new movie after picking up a real knife instead of a prop and using it in a fight sequence.
The two actors star in upcoming comedy ';The Other Guys' and one scene sees Mendes lunge at the funnyman with a blade during a heated argument.
The actress admits they improvised much of the scene and when she picked up a carving knife, she didn't realize the object was real.
She tells People.com, "Once we got the scene down, we were told to improv. We got into a little tug of war, and I picked up what was supposed to be a prop knife. It was actually a carving knife from our meal. I lunged at him, and I was really proud of myself (before I realized my mistake). When we cut, Will said, ';Wow, usually we have to co-ordinate that with the stunt department.' It could have gotten ugly in a second. I almost killed Will Ferrell!"
Luckily she didn't. ';The Other Guys' will hit theaters August 6, 2010.
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