Nicolas Cage Gives a Hilariously Interesting Answer to an Existential Question | 'I Am No Longer in Utero'
Nicolas Cage is known in Hollywood for his interesting choice of roles across different genres and his eccentricities during interviews. The actor displayed his unconventional sense of humor yet again while making an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The 59-year-old Ghost Rider actor had to participate in a fun segment called "The Colbert Questionert" on the talk show where Colbert asked Cage about his earliest memory. Being the quirky person Cage is, he gave the most unusual answer one can think of.
"I know this sounds really far out, and I don't know if it's real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in-utero and feel like I could see faces in the dark or something," Cage said. He also mentioned how that sounds very abstract but says maybe it did happen. Being unprepared for such a quirky answer from the Renfield actor, the studio audience chuckled in unison.
Colbert questioned whether Cage had "other people" with him while he was in the womb or if the Oscar winner's "pre-natal mind was conjuring" these faces without any justification. Cage accepted the audience's laughs with grace and offered a sincere response. He said that since he's no longer in utero, he might have thought the vocal vibrations resonating through were supposedly people or faces. "That’s going way back, so I don't know, but that comes to mind…that thought has crossed my mind."
The query concerning life and death wasn't the first question tossed at Cage on the talk show. The philosophical A-lister was also asked about "what he believed happened to people when they passed away" and Cage had an interesting answer to it. He mentioned how nobody could be on point while answering this question. "I mean, I think they say that electricity is forever or eternal, that the spark keeps going. I'd like to think whatever spark is animating our bodies, once the body passes on, that the spark continues to go."
"But whether or not that electricity has consciousness or not, who could really say?" he added. The actor's outlook on death and life is pretty out-of-the-box and we expect nothing less from him. According to Narcity, Cage famously built a pyramid-shaped tomb in a New Orleans cemetery to ensure he had the perfect place to rest for eternity when the time comes. Only a person like Cage can think of something so bizarre and execute it.
During his visit on the talk show, the self-proclaimed comic book fan also responded to some less existential queries when he was asked to choose between dogs and cats or apples and oranges, and also shared his least favorite smell, per HuffPost. Cage quickly replied with an answer which wasn't even included in the options. "My wife's pet Pomeranian's crap," he hilariously replied. Cage is currently starring as Dracula in the horror-comedy film Renfield alongside Nicholas Hoult. The movie was released in theaters worldwide on April 14, 2023.