13:30 25 May 2006
Filming on the new 'Die Hard' movie has been postponed because Bruce Willis is too fat.
The actor admits he has put on weight since he first played cop John McClane 18 years ago and says he is frightened of embarrassing himself with a "flabby physique" on screen.
He said: "I need to get in shape, I need to work out.
"There is a high chance it will be out next summer. We are in the final stages of getting it all together."
The movie has run into a series of problems since filming began. The plot - which centres on an oil tanker exploding and creating huge waves that flood New Orleans - had to be re-written following the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Meanwhile, Willis was soaked with water while he was being interviewed at the Cannes Film Festival.
The star had been conducting an interview about his voiceover part in new animated movie 'Over The Hedge' when a passing boat created a giant wave which soaked the actor.
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