Movie star Paul Reubens is returning to his Pee-Wee Herman character in a bid to put a child sex scandal behind him.

The BLOW star was arrested in 2002 and charged with child pornography after police found questionable material during a raid on his Hollywood home.

The charges have since been dropped, and now Reubens is keen to get on with his life - by recreating his cult movie figure Pee-Wee Herman.

He explains, "There's a company that still wants to make Pee-Wee movies. I have one script that's a bit darker - my VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Pee-Wee - that could end up getting made.

"I just kept saying over and over again, how do you come back from this? Does anyone come back from this? I don't know the answer to that. But I'll be damned if I'm going to let this destroy me."

04/04/2004 20:52