Cancer pain helped Swayze to emote better in ‘The Beast’

January 8th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 8 (IANS) ”Dirty Dancing” star Patrick Swayze says the pain he feels as he battles pancreatic cancer gave him an inner rage he needed for the tense cop drama “The Beast” reports that Swayze confounded experts when he signed up for a new TV series after discovering he had inoperable pancreatic cancer early last year, but he insists that pain gave his acting an edge.

Swayze admits he refused all pain-killers while he was working because he didn’t want to dull his senses. So, he acted through the pain.

He said: “When you’re shooting you can’t do drugs. I can’t do Hydrocodone or Vicodin or these kinds of things that take the edge off of your brain.”

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