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Vinnie Jones scares canteen staff

Vinnie Jones has been scaring catering staff on the set of The Cape.

Football's former hardman turned Hollywood star has revealed he's been having some fun dressed as Scales - a criminal menace with a freakish skin condition that looks like he's covered with green and gold scales.

"The lady in the canteen c****ed herself the other day when I went in for some soup with it on!" Vinnie laughed, speaking at the Bafta Los Angeles annual tea party in Hollywood.

But the 46-year-old admitted he's fed up with all the time he's spending in the make-up chair as a series regular on the US superhero drama.

"It's a nightmare," Vinnie sighed.

"Monday, I've got to be in at 4.30am for make up for an 8 o'clock start, that's the downside of it, but I knew what I was doing when I was going in.

"I think the kids love it so that's the important part of it."

The Lock Stock star says he's just really happy to have a regular gig.

"They're going really all-out with it now so it's really nice to just have a regular series," he said.

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