Woods plays Dr. Nate Lennox, a former professor of Maura Tierneys character, Abby Lockhart, who is suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Using a video camera, he taped his portrayal of a patient with ALS and showed the footage to real patients suffering from the disease.
Woods says they were impressed with his depiction and even gave him a few pointers.
One characteristic of the disease is choking while eating, and Woods says, One of them asked, Would you like to see how I eat?
By the end of the experience, he says he learned about the horrors of the debilitating disease, which he describes as a soul trapped in a corpses body.
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