Wednesday 17 December 2014

Cook: Blaze scared me off Xmas tree

Published 03/08/2014 | 06:35

Dane Cook voices Dusty Crophopper in the Planes sequel, Fire & Rescue
Dane Cook voices Dusty Crophopper in the Planes sequel, Fire & Rescue

Dane Cook has revealed he can no longer have a Christmas tree, because he's scared it will catch on fire.

The 42-year-old funnyman admitted he once had to deal with a blaze after a tree went up in flames.

" I had an experience earlier on in my life where a Christmas tree caught on fire. Just this small fire with a Christmas tree was one of the most (terrifying). To this day, I can't have a Christmas tree. I'm just terrified," he said.

"I would have to keep it watered constantly because I don't want a dry Christmas tree," he added.

Dane has reprised his voice as Dusty Crophopper in the Planes sequel, Fire & Rescue, which sees Dusty undergoing training as a fire-fighter. The actor said the film honours the people who battle blazes in real life.

"The fact that these people do this day in, day out and fly towards these epic blazes, this film is such a wonderful tribute to those people and what they do," he said.

"It was definitely like a crash course with all things fire-fighting. You're in there day-to-day working with all these great people - great animators and storytellers - but I was also learning all this stuff."

But Dane, best known for roles in Good Luck Chuck and Employee Of The Month, admitted it can be odd recording in a studio by himself.

"There's certainly times when you hit a joke in the sound booth and there's just silence and you're like, 'Is anybody out there? Please just say the word 'ha' if it's resonating with anybody'," he quipped.

:: Planes: Fire & Rescue is released in cinemas on August 1 in Scotland and across the rest of the UK on August 8.

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