Travolta Spooked By Fear Factor
Does actress Kelly Preston have more guts than her action-hero hubby, John Travolta? We're not sure about that, but she will compete on the celebrity edition of NBC's Fear Factor airing Nov. 27 something the star of Domestic Disturbance says he'd never do.
"I wouldn't dare leave a perfectly good airplane [in mid-air]," Travolta grins to TV Guide Online. "I wouldn't dare eat a perfectly good goat's eye. I wouldn't allow bugs to crawl up my nostrils when I don't have to. But my wife is fascinated with that show, as is most of the public."
While he leaves all the stunts to Preston, the actor reveals we will see him comforting his jittery spouse in the episode. "I just ended up having to go on and act like a cheerleader," he shrugs, recalling that he teased her: "'I wasn't the one that said yes to Fear Factor, you're the one that said yes!'"
Mulling over the appeal of the gross-out reality series, Travolta muses: "I understand Fear Factor better than the whole [Survivor] island bit. That is the worst of humanity. 'How evil can you be? How backstabbing can you be?' It's like, why even bother with that?"
So will viewers find Preston so spunky as Tom Cruise's ex-fiancée in 1996's Jerry Maguire poured into a pit with snakes or rats? Travolta won't spell out the Fear challenges Preston confronts, but will reveal that "one is kind of gross and two are kind of daredevil-y. But it wasn't like the equivalent of eating some animal's testicles or something."
Uhm... that's a comfort, we guess. By the by, even if Travolta lacks the gumption to face Fear
's scary stunts, he insists he's no shrinking violet: "I drive fast cars, I fly fast planes, I will sail a boat, I'll drive a motorcycle... I will do kind of controlled