FARGO star William H Macy thought he was being tricked when prop managers on the set of new low-budget movie EDMOND appeared to lose the key to his handcuffs during an embarrassing nude scene.

The actor was left standing wearing nothing but a "sock" to cover his genitals during a prison scene in the new David Mamet film.

He says, "They marched me down this long hallway... I'm buck naked. I'm manacled behind my back and my feet are manacled.

"I do the scene four times and the property guy comes up and says, 'OK, we got it.' He says to the actor, who is playing the cop, 'Gimme the key,' who says, 'I don't have the key.' There's no key. They've lost the key.

"I'm buck naked... I said, 'Oh, that's really funny, you've lost the key.' The prop guy said, 'No, it isn't funny, this is really serious.' (Eventually) they found the key.

"I tell ya, low-budget is not for sissies."

25/07/2005 09:17