Bruce Willis impressed his onscreen love interest Mary-Louise Parker when he killed a bee that was bothering her by shooting it inches from her face.

The Die Hard star showed off what makes him a movie hero when he took aim at the buzzing pest on the set of Red 2, and reduced his co-star to a quivering mess in the process.

She recalls, "I'm scared of bugs and there was a bee... and he whipped his prop gun out of his pocket and blew it away... Shot it... A blank is enough to take out a bee.

"Because he's Bruce Willis, he can shoot a bee and it's not gonna take out part of my nose or something... It was so sexy. Then he just kind of put it (gun) back in his pocket and went back to being, like, Bruce Willis. It was quite hot."