Jessica Szohr Was Grabbed by Green Gloves While Filming Piranha 3D


While taking a break from playing Brooklyn-based, sometime back-stabber Vanessa on Gossip Girl, Jessica Szohr filmed the 3-D horror-fish film Piranha 3D, which sounds amazing, awful, or both all at once. Though real piranhas were not used on the set, the actress says filming had its own dangers: "There were times when fish were grabbing me and so they put people with green gloves on underneath the water and had them grab at my ankles. They were actually really grabbing me. There's also a scene where I'm in a boat that's sinking and I have to fight these piranhas off with a frying pan. A couple of stunt guys shot water guns at me so I knew where to aim with the pan." She did not, in fact, use a stunt double for this.

'Gossip Girl' star Jessica Szohr battles her fear of deep lakes in 'Piranha 3D' [NYDN]