The cast of “Forrest Gump” spent a week in rural South Carolina filming a Vietnam War scene, more than enough time for Mykelti Williamson to make some new bad friends. Cast told Entertainment Weekly in ’94 One day, while walking with two drivers, Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise, his road was blocked by a poisonous water snake. “I saw this black thing about six meters long standing right in front of me with its mouth open so wide you couldn’t see its face,” he said. “I started pulling one**, and it chased me 30 yards.” Well, the snake ran for 30 yards? I’m not a huge football fan, but I know hitting 30 yards in the NFL is something to brag about. Perhaps, my hometown Detroit Lions could use such a snake.
But that wasn’t the end of the Williamson meet and greet. A few days later, he actually stepped on a rattlesnake. Do not worried; snake survived. In fact, it wraps itself around Williamson’s leg. “After that, nobody wanted to walk with me,” he said. I wonder if he was a whale magnet while on the set of “Free Willy.” I’m sure he’ll be a delight for his co-stars to be there. But snake magnets are no fun at all, especially poisonous snake magnets. I couldn’t decide which was scarier between having a venomous snake wrapped around my leg or being attacked by a wolf; Arnold Schwarzenegger told Entertainment Tonight he experienced the latter part after filming “Conan the Barbarian.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/955471/mykelti-williamson-was-a-snake-magnet-on-the-set-of-forrest-gump/ Mykelti Williamson is a solid magnet on the Forrest Gump . set