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Cage's 'Zen mode' for stunt worries

Published 11/08/2010 | 09:48

Nicolas Cage was worried about stunt women being hurt on his new movie
Nicolas Cage was worried about stunt women being hurt on his new movie

Nicolas Cage has admitted he had to go into 'Zen-mode' to stop himself from worrying about hurting the stunt women on Drive Angry 3D.

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Having made Gone In 60 Seconds, Nic said he was prepared for the break-neck speeds during shooting - but not combined with real people balancing on his car.

"I'm OK when I'm driving alone - it's when I have various stunt women on the hood and I'm driving at speeds approaching 80, 90, 100mph, then I got a little nervous," the actor confessed.

He said he was praying nobody would be injured during some of the scenes.

"I go into a focused, concentrated Zen-mode where I keep chanting to myself 'no-one is going to get hurt, no-one is going to get hurt, no-one is going to get hurt' and thankfully no-one did - but definitely my adrenalin was up!" he laughed.

In the film, which comes out next year in the UK, Nicolas plays a vengeful father who chases after the men who killed his daughter.

"It hailed from movies that I really enjoyed from the 70s, like High Plains Drifter. Movies that are largely responsible for compelling me to want to be a film actor," he explained.

"The idea of taking that style of filmmaking and adding 3D to it seemed to be just a little to special to pass up, it was a very fresh concept. I wanted to see those movies come to life in a third dimension" he said.

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