The “Forrest Gump” forged spent per week in rural South Carolina capturing the Vietnam Battle scenes, greater than sufficient time for Mykelti Williamson to make some new slithery buddies. The actor advised Leisure Weekly in ’94 that at some point whereas strolling onset with costars Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise, his path grew to become blocked by a toxic water moccasin. “I noticed this six-foot-long black factor get up in entrance of me with its mouth so extensive open you could not see its face,” he mentioned. “I began hauling a**, and the factor chased me for 30 yards.” Wow, the snake raced 30 yards? I am not an enormous soccer fan, however I do know a 30-yard acquire within the NFL is one thing to brag about. Maybe, my hometown Detroit Lions may use a snake like that.
However that wasn’t the top of Williamson’s meet-and-greet. Some days later, he really stepped on a rattlesnake. Don’t fret; the snake survived. Actually, it wrapped itself round Williamson’s leg. “After that, nobody needed to stroll with me,” he mentioned. I ponder if he was a whale magnet whereas on the set of “Free Willy.” I am certain he would have been a pleasure for his castmates to be round then. However a snake magnet is not any enjoyable, particularly a toxic snake magnet. I can not determine which is scarier between having a venomous snake wrapped round my leg or being attacked by a wolf; Arnold Schwarzenegger advised Leisure Tonight he skilled the latter whereas filming “Conan the Barbarian.”