"Once we got the scene down, we were told to improve," People magazine quoted Mendes at the movie's Manhattan premiere." "We got into a little tug of war, and I picked up what was supposed to be a prop knife. It was actually a carving knife from our meal. I lunged at him, and I was really proud of myself.
"When we cut, Will said, 'Wow, usually we have to coordinate that with the stunt department.' It could have gotten ugly in a second. I almost killed Will Ferrell," she added, admitting that she had realized her mistake. Mendes plays the hot wife of Ferrell's dopey character in the film, which also stars Mark Wahlberg.