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Nicolas Cage turned down roles in ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ because of his family

Nicolas Cage has stated that he turned down roles in The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings to spend time with his family.

The actor, who plays a fictional version of himself in the new film The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, explained in an interview with People how the on – screen version of Nic Cage, who is always looking for the next role, is different from the one on the screen.

“First of all … there’s no version of Nic Cage really who doesn’t want to spend time with his kids,” Cage said. “There is no version of Nic Cage that has not put the family first.

“I turned down The Lord of the Rings and rejected The Matrix because I did not want to go to New Zealand for three years and I did not want to go to Australia for three years as I needed to to be at home with my. son of Weston, that is given. “

He said, “So there’s a big difference between that Nick Cage from Massive Talent and the Nic Cage sitting in front of you right now.”

Weston Cage Coppola, 31, is an actor and producer. Cage is also the father of 16-year-old Kal-El’s son, and he and his wife Riko Shibata are expecting a baby later this year.

The stars in The Dobearable Weight Of Massive Talent are Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and Sharon Horgan. The film will be released on April 22 in theaters.

After the film, Cage recently expressed interest in taking on more humorous roles, citing that he is “curious” especially about operas.

“Right now, I’m excited that humor is back on the menu,” Cage told Rolling Stone. “It’s not been there for the last 15 years, god. It’s a nice thing that he gets a chance to do more comedy. But I’ve never done an opera. That would be curious about it.”

Last year, Cage was cast as Dracula in Renfield, a dark fantasy horror comedy centered on the vampire storyteller. Nicholas Hoult will play the title character, and Ben Schwartz and Awkwafina will also be on stage.

The film is written by Ryan Ridley and directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie, The Tomorrow War). Its premiere is scheduled for April 14, 2023.


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