Cage Reveals Method Behind 9/11 Role
Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE spent hours in a sense deprivation tank to understand exactly what his character in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER suffered. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE - tells the story of the last two people found alive in the rubble of the collapsed twin towers in 2001 and Cage, who plays police officer JOHN MCLOUGHLIN, was desperate to do justice to his heroic character. He says, "I focused on getting Mr MCLoughlin's New York accent right. "I spent time in a sense deprivation tank to get a hint of the fear and claustrophobia one might experience after hours immobile and in pain in the dark. "I also spent some time with MCLoughlin and his family.