Nicolas Cage says he remembers the woman
“I know that sounds very far-fetched,” said the Oscar winner.
Nicolas Cage carries the unbearable weight of an intrauterine memory.
The Oscar winner and “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” star shared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that his earliest memory was as an unborn child, seeing “faces” in his mother’s womb in the dark.
“Look, I know this sounds really far-fetched and I don’t know if it’s real or not,” Cage said during a rapid-fire Q&A on “Colbert Questioner,” “but sometimes I think I can go back to the – the womb , and I feel like I’m seeing faces in the dark or something.
He continued: “I know this sounds highly abstract, but somehow it seems to have happened. Now that I’m no longer in the womb, I have to imagine that maybe the vocal vibrations resonated with me at that stage. This goes backwards. I do not know. That reminds me.”
Cage added, “I don’t even know if I remember being in the womb, but that thought crossed my mind.”
The ‘Renfield’ actor also shared his thoughts on the afterlife, saying: ‘No one really knows, I don’t. They say electricity is forever. That the spark lasts longer. I like to think that whatever spark animates our body, if the body moves on, the spark will continue to escape. But whether this electricity has consciousness or not, who can really say?
Cage’s career has certainly seen several incarnations, alongside Cage he opened up to GQ last year about the highs and lows of his seemingly nine years in Hollywood.
“The phone stopped ringing. It was like, “What do you mean we’re not doing ‘National Treasure 3′? 14 years ago. Why not?’ Well, “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” didn’t work, and “Ghost Rider” didn’t really sell tickets. And ‘Drive Angry’ just came and went,” Cage said, reflecting on his several direct-to-video films. “I have creditors and the IRS and I’m spending $20,000 a month to keep my mom out of a mental institution, but I can’t. It just all happened at once.”
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