Date: 8th October 2000

"I Could Kill" Says Poitier

Veteran actor SIDNEY POITIER has a very sinister side - he could kill with ease.

The star, who became Hollywood's first black icon, grew up in a poor area of the Bahamas. The IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT star, 73, says, "I was a rogue. And I still am. That is not the side of me I choose to show to people. But it's still within me. I've learned that I must find positive outlets for my anger, or it will destroy me."

He adds, "I could kill. We are all killers. That rage is in all of us. Some people can exercise restraint. But I'm not one of them." (KAB/WNS/JM)

Source: WENN