AUSTIN POWERS star Seth Green regrets introducing his The Italian Job co-stars to backgammon, because it turned the set into boardgame battleground.

Green is hooked on the game and thought it would be a great idea to play in between takes with his co-stars.

He says, "It became the unofficial sport on set. Charlize Theron was very good, although she was a sore loser. I beat her a couple of times and she yelled, 'You're rubbish.'

"I taught Edward Norton to play and within seconds he was beating me. He has a very big brain."

06/06/2003 19:20