Edward Furlong is still teased about his efforts to liberate a group of lobsters from a supermarket last year (04) - but insists he was driven to help the creatures.

The American History X actor hit headlines after being arrested trying to free the live crustaceans from a store in Kentucky, while he was shooting movie JIMMY AND JUDY there.

Furlong says, "Lobsters are people too.

"Lobsters, they are great spirits and they need to roam free. I know it was a bad idea. And, of course, you read it everywhere afterward and you get to the set and people are like, 'Hey, Lobster Boy!' All I did was free their little claws, man. They wanted to be free."

01/02/2005 17:38