Dark Water actress Jennifer Connelly once made a suicide pact with her childhood companion - a stuffed monkey.

The Oscar-winning star, who wed her husband Paul Bettany dressed in black, admits she explored the dark side of life as a child and frequently thought about death.

She recalls, "I was a bit macabre. I remember writing him (the monkey) a letter, saying, 'If you go, if your head gets torn off in an aeroplane - you know, in security when you go through the X-ray thing - I'll go with you. I can't survive without you."

12/07/2005 09:15