Nicolas Cage's quit threat
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 January 2008
Nicolas Cage is ready to quit acting.
The 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' star has grown "tired" with the moviemaking industry and is no longer excited about being an actor.
He said: "I'm not interested in showing my face or making statements. I enjoy acting when it works. Some movie stars look like they are having a ball, but I'm tired of it. It has made me reclusive. That is an increasingly gnawing feeling in my body.
"When I first started I loved it. One of my frustrations is I have no control. I haven't worked in a while and it will be eight months before I start my next picture. I know for the first time which direction I'm going in and what changes I want to make."
The Oscar-winning actor also revealed he fears his fans are sick of watching his movies now he is in his 40s.
Cage, who lives in an English castle with wife Alice Kim and two-year-old son Kal-el, added to Britain's Radio Times magazine: "For some reason I p**s off the audience. People who like one type of film don't like to see me in another.
"Things I did and said early on still haunt me. I started acting at 17, but I'm 44 now and have grown up. I wonder if I am still interesting to watch if I didn't drink or raise hell, but it's obnoxious to keep drinking."
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