DAREDEVIL star Michael Clarke Duncan's surprise visit to his mother turned into a shock for him - when she greeted him with a gun.

The 45-year-old imposing actor dropped in unannounced to see his parent in the Illinois home he recently had built for her, but he was greeted with a weapon instead - luckily it was a tatty old gun he's very familiar with.

He says, "I got to go see her a couple of weeks ago. I surprised her. She came to the door with her little bitty toy gun I call it. That thing hasn't worked since 1954. But it's her little protection.

"I said, 'Mom, it's me, don't shoot!'"

23/10/2003 02:00