Nicolas Cage could have discovered himself on the heart of viral memes that consistently flood social media, however that was not what he ever meant to do.
In a current interview with The Guardian, to advertise A24’s upcoming movie Dream Situation, the Oscar-winning actor admitted that he initially “didn’t perceive the best way to course of what was taking place” with all of the memes and video mashups of him and the characters he had performed for initiatives.
“I bought into performing as a result of I used to be moved by movie efficiency greater than another artwork kind. I didn’t get into films to grow to be a meme. That was new. I made pals with it however it was an adjustment,” he mentioned. “I believed perhaps they might compel somebody to return and have a look at the flicks. However I had no management over it. The identical factor occurs with Paul in Dream Situation: he has no management over this inexplicable phenomenon.”
The Kristoffer Borgli-directed movie follows Paul Matthews, an unfortunate household man who finds his life turned the other way up when he begins to seem in hundreds of thousands of strangers’ desires. However his newfound stardom will get sophisticated when the desires grow to be nightmares.
Earlier within the interview, Cage mentioned he believes he could “have been the primary actor who went by a form of meme-ification,” which was onerous for him to wrap his head round.
“One individual had cherrypicked from all these totally different films the place I used to be having meltdowns, however with none regard for a way the character bought to that place,” the Renfield actor recalled of one of many video compilations he noticed. “I used to be annoyed as a result of I didn’t know what individuals had been taking from the flicks aside from that.”
Cage additionally just lately made headlines for his ideas on using synthetic intelligence in films. “AI is a nightmare to me,” he informed Yahoo! Leisure. “It’s inhumane. You may’t get extra inhumane than synthetic intelligence … I’d be very sad if individuals had been taking my artwork … and appropriating [it].”
He additionally famous that his temporary cameo in Warner Bros.’ The Flash was very totally different from what he really shot for the film.
“Once I went to the image, it was me combating an enormous spider,” Cage defined. “I didn’t try this. That was not what I did.”
Dream Situation hits theaters Nov. 10.