Screen hunk Benicio Del Toro vowed he would never pile on the pounds again after plumping up for FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS seven years ago (98) - but he has already gone back on his promise.

The 38-year-old actor found culinary temptation on the set of his latest movie Sin City was too great - as director Robert Rodriguez is a skilled cook.

He says, "I seem to gain weight pretty fast now. I gained about 5 pounds (2 kilograms) in five days shooting this movie because that Robert Rodriguez flips a mean pizza."

But he hasn't matched the weight he reached for the Hunter S Thompson movie - which reached "painful and unhealthy" proportions.

He recalls, "It was like that film SUPER SIZE ME - just eat as much as you can."

11/05/2005 17:16