Nicholas Cage gave his fans a surprising update about his future as an actor.
Nicholas Cage will be seen in the industry for a very long time, the actor pledged.
In the past decades, Cage’s name dominated Hollywood as the actor created the hit movies and series in history. For instance, he helped several iconic films like National Treasure, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, and Face/Off.
Even after all these years, the actor refuses to show a sign of slowing down — and he, reportedly, does not have plans on stopping.
Cage recently sat down for a new interview with EW to promote his new film Prisoners of the Ghostland. He described working on a new flick as something that made him healthier and more positive.
In addition, he revealed he will be in the industry for the rest of his life. However, he also said he would like to have some time off soon after having over 117 films under his belt.
“To do what I do in cinema has been like a guardian angel for me, and I need it. I’m healthier when I’m working, I need a positive place to express my life experience, and filmmaking has given me that. So I’m never going to retire. Where are we now, 117 movies?” he continued.
He began appearing on big screens following his debut film Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982.
After playing the role of Brad’s Bud, he starred in more flicks, including Valley Girl, Racing with the Moon, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, Time to Kill, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Century of Cinema, City of Angels, and The Family Man.
But Cage also vowed something else
Although Cage is open to do more roles, he recently said he would never watch his upcoming movie.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will finally arrive in April 2022. In his interview with Collider, he said he would not watch it at all.
“My manager, Mike Nilon, who is also a producer on it, looked at it. He was very happy. I’m told the [test] audience loved the movie. But it’s just too much of a whacked-out trip for me to go to a movie theater and watch me play [director] Tom Gormican’s highly-neurotic, anxiety-ridden version of me,” he explained.
He added that he established his empire through the characters he played. However, he confessed he is not like that in real life.
Although he will not see it, Cage hopes everyone will enjoy it.
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