13:30 29 June 2006
Bruce Willis is buying an electric car.
The actor says he was so inspired by his role as a racoon in animated movie 'Over The Hedge' that he is trading in his gas-guzzling car and is going green.
He told BANG Showbiz: "I live in Los Angeles and spend about five hours a day in a car. I do know a lot of people who used to own those big cars but are changing over.
"I'm getting one of those electric cars because it makes sense to use an alternative to digging up oil.
He added: "The best thing about the car in 'Over The Hedge' is that it doesn't burn any oil. Do you know why? It's because it's a cartoon car!"
Willis recently joked that he prepared for the film by living with a family of racoons.
He quipped: "I went out and lived with a family of them for about three months.
"Sadly, it didn't really work out because I couldn't understand what they were trying to tell me. They kept giving me bits of pine bark and little pieces of tin foil."
He added: "There is one that still calls me - all hours of the night. I still can't understand what he's saying though!"
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