THE STEPFORD WIVES star Matthew Broderick has confirmed reports the set of the eagerly-anticipated remake was rife with tension.

The GODZILLA actor plays WALTER KRESBY - husband of Nicole Kidman's character JOANNA EBERHART - in the Frank Oz film and admits there were disagreements between Kidman, co-star Bette Midler and the wacky director.

Broderick explains, "I honestly wasn't there. I now there were some moments of disagreement, but I wasn't in the scenes that the fights would have happened in.

"Those who have been in the business for a long time know you can't do a movie and not have a disagreement every now and then.

"Comparing it to other movies, I would say this was rather on the low end of tension."

10/06/2004 09:36