Sam Neill, who is fighting cancer, fears retirement more than death.

Sam Neill, who has played cloned dinosaurs and the literal antichrist in his films, is as terrified of dying from blood cancer as he is of retiring in real life.

The acclaimed actor opened up about his struggle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with last year, in a new interview with Australian Story. 

Neill is now in remission because to a medicine he began taking after his chemotherapy treatments failed. 

Despite its success, Neill's doctors have told him that the medicine will eventually stop working. 

"I'm prepared for that," Neil said, adding that he tries not to worry about the disease too much. 

 "I know I have it, but I'm not particularly interested in it." It's no longer available.

It's beyond my control. Don't become involved if you can't control it."

When discussing death, Neill was similarly composed, stating that he is "not remotely afraid" of it. Instead, he referred to death as "annoying"

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