Veteran actor Bob Hoskins prefers to act in supporting roles rather than star in movies - because he can't take the blame if the film flops.

The 62-year-old Brit has recently settled into a series of bit-parts in movies including Maid In Manhattan, Vanity Fair and Beyond The Sea, and he's enjoying his more relaxed work ethic.

He explains, "You're the last one to turn up, you're the first one to go home, you get all the days off and, if the film is rubbish, you don't get blamed for it."

18/01/2005 14:09