‘It was like making out with myself’ – Nicolas Cage Shares His Experience From Filming Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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The latest Nicolas Cage movie is quite unconventional. The film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, has just been released in theaters. The movie got good reviews from critics, and the performances and chemistry between Cage and Pedro Pascal were praised by many.


We take a closer look at the film and check out what Cage and others have to say about their experience filming the movie. What do you think about the film and what the stars have to say? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.


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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent: What is The Film About?

Nicolas cage talks about his experience from filiming his newest film
A Poster of The Film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The film is an action-comedy, which stars Nicolas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself. He relives many of his iconic characters in this movie. Facing a cash crunch, Cage accepts the offer of a superfan to attend his birthday party for a sum of 1 Million dollars. Things get weirder when a CIA agent recruits him for an unusual mission. A Laugh-fest interjected by many tributes to the iconic performances of his career. An absolute must-watch for all Nicolas Cage fans out there!


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Nicolas Cage Shares His Experience From Filming The Movie

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
A Picture of Nicolas Cage

In a conversation with Variety, Nicolas Cage and others associated with the film had lots to say. Particularly interesting, is Cage’s description of how he felt filming the movie. Take a look at what he said.


He says, “having to play two versions of myself in a movie that’s sort of about some Tom Gormican version of myself, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m just gonna have to go full Bugs Bunny on this,’”  Cage continued, “I mean, Bugs Bunny was kissing everybody and everything. And it was very aggressive. And yeah, I’m kissing myself. Literally, the process of making this movie on some level was like making out with myself, and it was weird. And everything about it is uncomfortable and terrifying. But I thought, ‘Yeah, it all has to come to that moment, we have to keep that in the movie.’”

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What Pedro Pascal Had To Say

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal, who plays the wealthy fan in the movie, shared the influence Cage had on him growing up as a movie buff.

He said, “I knew I wanted to be an actor quite young. I came up with this fantasy because we would go to the movies so much as a family,” Pascal continued, referring to Cage “And as a child, the kinds of performances that were imprinted into my experience were yours. … There isn’t anything more surreal that I’ve done than to actually get to travel and go and be on set with Nic and act with him and be his scene partner. Because he’s my biggest influence.”


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When was ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Starring Nicolas Cage Released?

The film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, was released in theaters on 22 April 2022. The stars in the film include Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Lily Mo Sheen, Neil Patrick Harris, Jacob Scipio, and Alessandra Mastronardi among others.


Source: Variety

Angad Singh

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