Nicholas Cage explained why he wouldn’t watch his new movie.
Talk to Collider, the actor has stated that he has no plans to watch his meta-film The unbearable weight of massive talents in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself.
âI will never see this movie. I’m told it’s a good movie, âCage said. âMy manager Mike Nilon, who is also a producer on it, watched it. He was very happy. I am told that the audience loved the film.
“But it’s just too much of a crazy trip for me to go to a movie theater and watch myself play [director] Tom Gormican’s highly neurotic and anxious version of me. Because he kept pushing me in that direction.
âI said, ‘Tom, it’s not really me. I am really [made of] quiet, meditative and thoughtful moments. I’m not that neurotic, nervous, anxious guy all the time.
But he said, âWell, the neurotic cage is the best cage. I said, ‘Alright, alright. Let’s go, man. I’ll do whatever you want. ‘
âI won’t see him. But I hope you enjoy it, âhe said.
Cage’s most recent film, Pig, received extensive critical acclaim, including a four-star review from NME who said: “Remarkably, Pig is Michael Sarnoski’s first director (he also wrote the screenplay, based on a story co-created with Vanessa Block), though he has the confidence and quality of an alumnus.
âIf all Sarnoski had accomplished was to pull off one of Cage’s best performances, that would have been enough but Pigis so much more. Wolff and Arkin excel in their supporting roles and cinematographer Patrick Scola is to be commended for his outstanding work in creating a visual masterpiece. Its slow pace and relative lack of action means it won’t be popular with everyone, but Pig is fucking brilliant. Look for him.