Rap star Ice Cube deems the trend of actors who execute their own stunts "overrated", after a tough time on the set of his new comedy ARE WE THERE YET?.

Cube, real name O'SHEA JACKSON, stars in the movie alongside sexy actress Nia Long, and he was horrified by the effect the stunts - which included riding a mechanical horse and jumping from a moving train - had on him.

He says, "Doing your own stunts is overrated. But if Jackie Chan's old a*s can do his own stunts, I can do mine.

"Now I know why jockeys have got a high voice. Riding that horse, the family jewels took punishment. But I survived. I'm here."

21/01/2005 10:00