BLADE: TRINITY actress Jessica Biel has never been squeamish about blood - as a child she once cut open the brain of a dead squirrel.

The female lead in Wesley Snipes' latest vampire movie grew up wanting to be a surgeon, rather than a performer, and started preparing for her future career at a young age.

She reveals, "As a child, I dragged a dead squirrel on a skateboard home from the grocery store and cut it open and tried looking at it's brain. I asked my mother and she gave me some kind of tool and for a long time, I was sawing through the body.

"I was very intrigued with surgery, I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time. I loved the doctor shows and surgery shows. Blood is not an issue for me."

06/12/2004 17:32