Nicolas Cage has stated he turned down roles in The Matrix and The Lord Of The Rings to spend time along with his household.
The actor, who performs a fictionalised model of himself in new movie The Insufferable Weight Of Large Expertise, defined in an interview with Individuals how the model of Nic Cage on-screen, who’s all the time looking for the following function, is completely different to actuality.
“Initially… there’s no model of Nic Cage in actuality that doesn’t wish to spend time along with his kids,” Cage stated. “There’s no model of Nic Cage that didn’t put household first over profession.
“I turned down Lord Of The Rings and I turned down Matrix as a result of I didn’t wish to go to New Zealand for 3 years or Australia for 3 years as a result of I wanted to be residence with my son Weston, that’s a truth.”
He added: “So there’s a enormous disparity between that Nick Cage in Large Expertise and the Nic Cage sitting in entrance of you proper now.”
Weston Cage Coppola, now 31, is an actor and producer. Cage can be a father to son Kal-El, 16, whereas he and spouse Riko Shibata predict a child later this 12 months.
The Insufferable Weight Of Large Expertise additionally stars Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and Sharon Horgan. The movie will likely be launched on April 22 in cinemas.
Following the movie, Cage has lately expressed curiosity in taking over extra comedic roles – mentioning that he’s notably “curious” about musicals.
“Proper now, I’m excited that the comedy is again on the menu,” Cage stated to Rolling Stone. “It hasn’t been there for, gosh, 15 years. That’s good that I’ll have the chance to do extra comedy. However I’ve by no means accomplished a musical. That might be one thing I’d be interested by.”
Final 12 months, Cage was solid as Dracula in Renfield, a darkish fantasy horror-comedy centred on the vampire’s famous henchman. Nicholas Hoult will play the title character, whereas Ben Schwartz and Awkwafina additionally star.
The movie is written by Ryan Ridley and directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Film, The Tomorrow Conflict). It’s scheduled to be launched on April 14, 2023.
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