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Nicolas Cage's hilarious response when asked about his earliest memory is very on-brand

'Now that I am no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage,' said Cage.

Nicolas Cage's hilarious response when asked about his earliest memory is very on-brand
Cover Image Source: Universal Pictures' "Renfield" New York Premiere - Getty Images/ Dia Dipasupil

Nicolas Cage sure has a good sense of humor and his responses are often filled with surprises. More than two weeks ago, the actor appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and braved “The Colbert Questionert.” During this session, he was asked about his earliest memory and Cage gave the most hilarious answer possible.

“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 feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something,” said Cage, reports The Huffington Post. “I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but... maybe it happened.”

Image Source: GQ Men Of The Year Celebration - Arrivals - Getty Images/ Leon Bennett
Image Source: GQ Men Of The Year Celebration - Arrivals - Getty Images/ Leon Bennett

The show’s host Stephen Colbert asked him if he was accompanied in the womb by “other people” or if the actor’s “prenatal mind was conjuring these faces” without explanation. Cage didn’t shy away from answering that question as well. “Now that I am no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage,” said Cage. “That’s going way back, so I don’t know, but that comes to mind... That thought has crossed my mind."



 

The Oscar award winner was also asked other life and death questions, one of them being what happens to people when they die. “Oh wow,” said Cage. “Well, nobody really knows. I don’t know. 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?”

Cage also had to answer some less existential questions during his interview. It included whether he preferred cats or dogs, apples or oranges as well as his least favorite smell. To which he had an honest response: “My wife’s pet Pomeranian’s crap.”



 

The interview was part of the press tour for his new comedy horror film, “Renfield.” The actor recently opened up about getting out of debt and what he had to do to pay back the $6 million that he owed. “I was over-invested in real estate. The real estate market crashed, and I couldn’t get out in time,” Cage revealed in The 60 Minutes Interview. “I paid them all back, but it was about $6 million. I never filed for bankruptcy.”

Cage called it a “dark” period in his life, but said that booking roles kept him afloat and helped him pay back his debt. “Work was always my guardian angel. It may not have been blue chip, but it was still work,” he added. “Even if the movie ultimately is crummy, they know I’m not phoning it in, that I care every time.”



 

He has spoken about financial struggles earlier and how movies helped him. Last year, he told GQ, “When I was doing four movies a year, back to back to back, I still had to find something in them to be able to give it my all.” He also told Deadline: “They didn’t work, all of them. Some of them were terrific, like Mandy, but some of them didn’t work. But I never phoned it in. So, if there was a misconception, it was that. That I was just doing it and not caring. I was caring.”



 

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