Fans were left disheartened when it was announced that his upcoming film titled “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” had been delayed until 2022. However, Nicolas Cage was least bothered with this. Speaking in an interview with Collider, Cage explained that he does not plan to see that movie ever. The film that was originally set to be released on March 19, 2021, has Cage playing a fictional version of himself.
The plot of the film revolves around Nicolas Cage himself who happens to be both broke and dissatisfied with his career. Due to his financial problems, he ends up taking an offer from a wealthy but dangerous fan named Javi (Pedro Pascal). Javi wants Cage to attend a birthday party for a payout of $1 million. However, Javi turns out to be a wanted man and the CIA deploys Cage to spy on him. Things worsen as the actor must leave no stone unturned to keep his family safe.
However, as far as his own personal viewing preferences go, Nicolas claims that he can’t handle watching himself perform an unhinged version of himself. Here’s what Cage exactly had to say when he was asked how he handled the changes from more traditional acting roles to one where he was playing himself:
That is a really great question and I’m still trying to answer it. One of my answers is that I’m never going to see that movie. I’m told it’s a good movie. My manager, Mike Nilon, who is also a producer on it, looked at it. He was very happy. I’m told the 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 Tom Gormican’s highly neurotic, anxiety-ridden version of me. Because he kept pushing me in that direction. I said ‘Tom, that’s not really me. I’m really [made of] quiet, meditative, thoughtful moments. I’m not this neurotic, high-strung, anxiety-ridden guy all the time.’ But he said, ‘well, neurotic Cage is the best Cage.’ I said, ‘okay, okay. Let’s go, man. I’ll do what you want.’ I won’t see it. But I do hope you enjoy it.
The academy award winner admitted that he owes his career to the bizarre characters that audiences can’t get enough of. But in reality, he’s not even a percentage of that.