In a film that stars Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage, and options every kind of throwbacks to varied Nicolas Cages of flicks previous, you count on issues to get bizarre. However there’s getting bizarre, and there’s getting bizarre on a stage the place Nicolas Cage makes out with a youthful model of Nicolas Cage. It’s the form of wild concept that solely may have come from Nicolas Cage himself – and you may see it play out in his new movie The Insufferable Weight Of Huge Expertise in just some days time.
“That was really only a peck on the cheek, as scripted,” the movie’s co-writer and director Tom Gormican tells Empire. “Nic got here in and was like, ‘I believe I would like to French-kiss myself.’” Gormican’s fellow co-writer Kevin Etten was equally thrilled by Cage’s concept to stage the scene up. “I simply died,” he says. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, my god, sure. Please.’ By no means in one million years would I’ve gone there in my head. But it surely was such an excellent concept. It was so humorous.”
For Cage, it was a method to sum up the movie’s complete self-reflective idea – Nicolas Cage attends a billionaire mega-fan’s birthday, however turns CIA informant when it seems the fan (performed by Pedro Pascal) is a drug kingpin – in a single scene. “It was like, ‘That is such a symbolic microcosm of every thing that’s occurring to me proper now,’” Cage explains to Empire. “As a result of I’m making a film the place I’m enjoying myself. Which is successfully kissing myself. I’m making out with myself. And that’s precisely what’s happening. Anybody that understands symbolism is aware of what I’m doing there. It’s the ouroboros – the snake consuming its personal tail.” Get able to replace your ‘maddest Nicolas Cage film moments’ lists, everybody.
Learn Empire’s full function on the making of The Insufferable Weight Of Huge Expertise within the Jurassic World Dominion situation – on sale Thursday 14 April, and out there to pre-order on-line right here. The Insufferable Weight Of Huge Expertise involves UK cinemas from 22 April.