Freddie Prinze Jr. tied up a girl at school with his shoe laces because he wanted to kiss her.

The 'She's All That' actor - who welcomed daughter Charlotte into the world four months ago with his actress wife Sarah Michelle Gellar - admitted he'd always been the one chasing girls in the playground, and it was because of those antics his mother predicted he'd have a little girl.

Speaking on the American morning talk show 'Live with Regis and Kelly', he said: "When I was in the second grade, there was this girl that I really liked and every day at recess we would play 'boys chase girls.' There was this girl - I liked her so much. I ran after her, caught her, went in for the smooch and she cheeked me - she turned the cheek so I didn't get the kiss!"

"I had these 'Sesame Street' shoe laces. I took them out, tackled her and I tied her up and I smooched her right on the lips."

After being sent home from school for his actions, Freddie's mother dished out a bit of advice to her young son.

He said: "I said, 'Mum, are you mad at me?' And she said, 'No, I'm not mad at you, but you're going to have a little girl.'"

The US star joked history would not be repeating itself with his daughter, as he will be a protective father.

He said: "If that happens, the second grader is gonna get knocked out!"