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I’ll never do that again, I’m sorry I did it at all”: Nicolas Cage Has One Big Regret From His Box Office Disaster That Only Earned $726K

I’ll never do that again, I’m sorry I did it at all": Nicolas Cage Has One Big Regret From His Box Office Disaster That Only Earned $726K

Nicolas Cage’s latest release Renfield, sees the actor playing the character of Conde Drácula in the horror comedy. However, this isn’t the first time that the actor has been assigned a role involving the undead, as back in the late 80s, the Marvel actor starred in another horror comedy as a vampire.

Considering that Cage is known for taking some extreme measures to attain perfection for his role, the same can be said for his role in 1988’s Vampire’s Kiss. But despite loving the movie, the actor doesn’t cherish his decision of going a little too extreme for his role and expressed that he’d never do that again.

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Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage doesn’t cherish one memory from his 1988’s Vampire’s Kiss 

The 1988’s Vampire Kiss witnessed Nicolas Cage in the role of Peter Loew, who has certain scenes eating raw bugs and cockroaches in the movie. But despite taking the easy way out of the situation, the actor went a step further to get a genuine reaction from his audience. This involved him ditching the idea of putting a fake bug in his mouse and Cage went on to put a real cockroach in his mouth instead. While recalling this memory, Cage went on to state that he’d never do that again. He said,

“I’ll never do that again. I’m sorry I did it at all. I saw it as a business decision, because when people see the cockroach go in my mouth… [they] really react,”

But despite Cage’s extreme dedication to the indie flick, the movie wasn’t the biggest success and was only able to garner around $726K at the box office. However, Cage’s dedication wasn’t just only limited to him putting real roaches in his mouth, as the producer claimed that the actor never broke his character

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Vampire's Kiss (1988)
Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Nicolas Cage allegedly never broke character during his time on Vampire’s Kiss 

Nicolas Cage is known for bringing his unique energy to the roles he is assigned and usually takes extreme measures to attain perfection. And the same was the case for his time in 1988’s Vampire’s Kiss, where apart from using real cockroaches, the actor allegedly never broke his character. Producer Barry Shils recalls the situation and expressed that The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent star was always in character and didn’t drop it even when the cameras weren’t rolling.

He further expressed the situation by stating,

“When he was in that suit and tie, even between takes, he was Peter Loew, always. Every day was amazing because you didn’t know what was going to happen.”

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Nicolas Cage as Peter Loew
Nicolas Cage as Peter Loew

Although his extreme efforts may not have resulted in good box office returns, over the years the film did begin to grow its own cult following and is now deemed one of Nicolas Cage’s classics.

Vampire’s Kiss is available to stream on Apple TV

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.