Date: 12th September 2001
NICOLAS CAGE is getting through his recent divorce with PATRICIA ARQUETTE by throwing himself into work. The star admits he uses his acting as a form of therapy - picking characters who are dealing with similar emotional problems as himself. The Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) actor admits that the benefit he gets from his roles is so huge, he finds it harder not to work, than to be a workaholic.
He says, "I've always felt comfortable working. Sometimes I've looked at acting as a form of therapy where I'll try to exercise some emotion. Get me a part right now that will get me through the pain of divorce!'" (SVD/W/KMW)