Nicolas Cage har haft en minst sagt brokig och spännande karriär som skådespelare med en filmresumé fylld med både kioskvältare och rejäla kalkoner. Men det var ett bra tag sedan nu som han medverkade i någon storfilm, hans karriär verkar helt skiftat till indiescenen och i en intervju Nicolas Cage nyligen gjorde med Variety så berättade han lite mer om just detta skifte.
"I do feel that I've gone into my own wilderness and that I've left the small town that is Hollywood. I don't know exactly why Rob left his stardom. It's never fully explained, and I like that about the movie. But as for me, I don't know if I'd want to go back. I don't know if I'd want to go and make another Disney movie. It would be terrifying. It's a whole different climate. There's a lot of fear there."
Han kommenterade även lite på den enorma press som kommer associerad med att medverka i Hollywood-storfilmer.
"When I was making Jerry Bruckheimer movies back-to-back, that was just a high pressure game. There were a lot of fun moments, but at the same time, there was also 'We wrote this line. It has to be said this way.' They'd put a camera on you and photograph you, and order you: 'Now say the roller skate training wheels line.' I'd say, 'I'll do that but I'd also like to try it this way.' On independent movies, you have more freedom to experiment and be fluid. There's less pressure and there's more oxygen in the room."
Slutligen pratade Cage även om att bryta sig fri från tidigare mönster.
"I wanted to remind myself and also remind some folks perhaps in the audience or in the media that I could also apply myself to a much more quiet and measured performance style. I had gone on this tear, mission almost, to kind of break form with film performance and what was considered good performance by being naturalistic or photo-realistic or minimalistic."
Vad tycker ni om Nicolas Cage och de filmer han medverkar i idag. Saknar ni hans gamla actionroller eller föredrar ni den nya, annorlunda Cage?