Nicolas Cage invoked a voodoo death spirit in preparation for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Hugh Armitage reports in Digital Spy.
The actor has explained how he prepared for his role in the Marvel Comics movie sequel.
“I would paint my face with black and white make-up to look like a Afro-Caribbean icon called Baron Samedi, or an Afro-New Orleans icon who is also called Baron Saturday,” Cage told Empire. “He is a spirit of death but he loves children; he’s very lustful, so he’s a conflict in forces.
“And I would put black contact lenses in my eyes so that you could see no white and no pupil, so I would look more like a skull or a white shark on attack.
“On my costume, my leather jacket, I would sew in ancient, thousands-of-years-old Egyptian relics, and gather bits of tourmaline and onyx and would stuff them in my pockets to gather these energies together and shock my imagination into believing that I was augmented in some way by them, or in contact with ancient ghosts.
“I would walk on the set looking like this, loaded with all these magical trinkets, and I wouldn’t say a word to my co-stars or crew or directors. I saw the fear in their eyes, and it was like oxygen to a forest fire. I believed I was the Ghost Rider.”
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will open in cinemas on February 17, 2012
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