Madonna's ex-lover Carlos Leon has turned his fear of the undead into a new movie idea he's shopping around Hollywood.
The fitness trainer-turned actor first thought of the idea for the vampire film when he was working the graveyard shift at a Los Angeles cemetery years before he met Madonna.
He explains, "I was working with this construction group in Los Angeles and I had to dig graves at night. I had to do that for about six months. It was the worst thing I ever had to do in my life. I made $25 an hour.
"I always had this fear of cemeteries. I think that was one of the reasons why I had to do the job; to overcome that fear.
"I'm good as long as there are no zombies or vampires hanging out. I actually wrote a script with a friend that I'm shopping around about vampires. It's like Blade meets Escape From New York with vampires.
"I have this fascination with vampires. Ever since I was a kid growing up, the first horror movie I saw was Night of the Living Dead and it scared the hell out of me. I love the fear of being scared and knowing that it's not real. I escape reality and go into this horror life."