Military combat meets reality TV
Dean Cain competes in 'Stars Earn Stripes'
- Duration 4:02
- Date Aug 14, 2012
Dean Cain competes in 'Stars Earn Stripes'
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My body -- -- for the eight celebrities tackling the military style missions for the NBC reality show stars earn its stripes.
-- Leila Ali Kennedy McCain we appreciate the drop -- My god I didn't -- Not Ngo and I know there's a chance that you die and I really want to get to that -- -- -- -- the longer -- -- -- that water and more turn -- gonna become.
We're just playing but one of the contestants on stars are in -- actor Dean Cain who we just saw the video good to see you again -- good to be seen anywhere.
So why not have a lot of it's tough it was really tough we have your lead with 75 pounds of gear in a -- The helmet knowledge that it's it's really tough to swim in those conditions but our guys can do it -- every -- they do it every day and while you're famous -- TVs and movies that's pretend.
You in this particular series you actually use real am -- yes there's no pretend.
-- me in this show there's no pretend it's the real deal we have real guns -- real live -- it's it's very very dangerous.
It's it it's a whole different ball game when you walk in her room is as an actor and -- shoot drum up.
He's capable you really firing it's a whole different thing and these -- that they taught us how to fire and had to be safe and it was it's the whole thing was an amazing experience.
Didn't what are you doing any repelling you're jumping you're in the water -- -- fire ammunition gas explosions.
I guess what everything and so what of the folks that there in the real folks.
They do it all the time what do they say -- yeah.
Because I'm all I was always so hyped up when you jump out of a helicopter 400 feet in the -- And -- did use it to -- did to lower yourself down it's really daunting you know you can screw up you know -- it can happen to you when -- in the water you're swimming like that.
Sure there are divers out there acting last night's episode two guys were drowning and they were they were saved.
But not until they got to the point that they were going glug -- Sony just gave up -- they gave up and say you they have frogmen.
Off to decide if he went and again yeah -- by the way I didn't see the -- -- I didn't know they were there I didn't like could be saved or maybe out of it saved as well I mean look it was a it was hump.
-- partnered -- -- special ops -- -- and last night you'd done Leila Ali who's also contestant she was part of your squad yes so you're competing team against team how does that work yes team against team and and it's a timed trial so.
Each person has their own responsibility so we were squad everybody had to perform their duty.
And I can't take your targets out for example and then and then that's how that -- so we can't move is a squad until he's one of us has done our job.
So what -- matter how strong you are an individual you're only as strong as your team members and that's and that's the whole deal OK and so at the conclusion of the eight.
Six or eight episodes it's six episodes you'll have you'll have a big winner.
And you know I -- a feeling that after you've done this and and -- -- episodes are already in the can so you that you can't tell us that -- average you can real appreciation for the real special ops guys to -- that's that's the whole thing and that this whole show is is is as a love song to our men and women in uniform.
And it's it's showing what they do every single day and how difficult is that things that they do.
And they're amazing it doesn't it's -- -- try to glorify war we're glorifying service and and these people are amazing.
Where all volunteer you know armed forces and and there credible our military our first responders our law enforcement guys we we got everybody and the show nearly ten seconds what surprised you about doing it.
What didn't expect.
About yourself -- -- I didn't expect my game.
The fear and anxiety level to go so -- announce it and think that would jump out of a helicopter for people here just into the TV -- -- -- -- no way he had no way and what does the winner -- to need to winner gets nothing all of our money goes to charity and not all but first responder law enforcement military chairs I've played for the wounded warrior project on good looks like an action.
-- we can catch it Monday night's 8 PM eastern on Andy's yes.
Dean Cain man of steel we thought it turns out.
I think that's her real pleasure but.