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Nicolas Cage: Adrenaline junkie

Published 17/02/2012 | 12:09

Nicolas Cage revealed the stunt work on his latest film relaxed him
Nicolas Cage revealed the stunt work on his latest film relaxed him

Nicolas Cage has revealed he is addicted to adrenalin, because he finds it has a calming effect on him.

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The 48-year-old Kick Ass star returns as a motorbike-riding henchman of the Devil in comic book action movie Ghost Rider 2, and revealed he was relaxed by the stunt work.

Nicolas said: "The odd thing with me - when you see me with all this caffeine on the table - is that it calms me down. Red Bull relaxes me.

"If someone puts some fire on me or asks me to drive very fast in a car chase, everything slows down and it gets my mind off whatever baggage may be happening. It all goes away and I relax, so I like doing stunts."

The actor revealed he would scare the crew on set by staying in character as the Ghost Rider.

He said: "I would walk on the set with this skull paint on my face and black contacts in my eyes and I wouldn't say a word to anybody. And that instilled fear in my co-stars which only inspired me more to believe, so I didn't have to act.

"The point is it stimulated my imagination to think I really was this character. I'd walk on set projecting this aura of horror and would see the fear was there [in my co-stars]. It was just like oxygen to a fire."

:: Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance In 3D is released in cinemas on Friday, February 17

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