Actress Natasha Henstridge is wary of April Fools Day (01APR) pranks because she once almost killed her mum when one practical joke went wrong.

The SPECIES star called her mother when she was 16 and told her she was pregnant - as a joke.

She recalls, "It was not a good thing to do, especially with my mother - she's very sensitive. She cried, she fell apart.

"She really held onto this. A year later she rang up and told me she was pregnant and my mother has never lied in her life. I was floored. I freaked out and hung up on her."

05/04/2004 02:24