Benjamin Bratt - Benjamin Bratt Avoids Handling Fireworks After Childhood Mishap

0
0
Subscribe to Benjamin Bratt alerts

Actor Benjamin Bratt is steering clear of the fireworks this Independence Day (04Jul13) after almost blowing his hand off as a kid.

The Miss Congeniality star traditionally holds a summer (13) barbecue for his friends and family on the U.S. holiday, but he makes sure to hire experts to take charge of the light display at the end of the night after a scarily close call during his childhood.

During a taped appearance on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly and Michael, he explained, "I leave the fireworks to the professionals.

"When I was a kid I nearly blew my hand off... Living in the city, my brother and I used to go through the gutter and look for the old duds. We'd peel the paper back and pull out the little bit of wick that was left, light it and throw it on the ground and watch it go off. I waited 30 seconds, which I thought was ample time, (but) apparently not enough because I picked it up, started unwrapping it, bam!

"I didn't even look, it felt like it blew off three fingers. There were blisters, piercing ear trauma, but I learned my lesson."


Contactmusic

Tags: Benjamin Bratt

0
0
Subscribe to Benjamin Bratt alerts
Advertisement

More Benjamin Bratt

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie Review

With new writers and directors, this frenetic sequel indulges in silliness with less substance than last time. It's a lot of fun, but also rather...

US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend

The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than...

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Trailer

Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he invented the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food...

'Despicable Me 2': Early Reviews Round-Up

Despicable Me 2, the sequel to the first 2010 film, is due to be released in cinemas on Wednesday. Early critical reviews have been largely...

Advertisement

Despicable Me 2 Movie Review

With the same teams of writers and directors, this sequel sticks closely to the winning formula of the 2010 original: pile on so much snappy...

A Week In Movies: World War Z breaks out, Madonna steps out, Despicable cast speaks up

Filming on Brad Pitt's apocalyptic zombie epic World War Z started two years ago in Britain and Malta, and audiences are finally getting to see...

Snitch Movie Review

Dwayne Johnson tries to flex his acting muscles in this smarter-than-usual action movie, based on a true story that gets under our skin. He's never...

Benjamin Bratt Says He's A 'Cool Dad' In Interview After Playing Eduardo In 'Despicable Me 2'

Benjamin Bratt talks about being the 'cool dad', playing Eduardo and the inner love story of 'Despicable Me 2' in his latest promo interview on...

Advertisement

Comments

Benjamin Bratt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Benjamin Bratt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All