Nicolas Cage: 'I Am A Goth'
On today's installment of Nicolas Cage continuing to exist both in and as a National Treasure, it seems the star has broadened his aesthetic beyond the confines of “beloved albeit slightly-unhinged actor who once bought a dinosaur skull," proudly proclaiming that he is, in fact, a goth.
Ahead of taking on the part of Dracula in Universal's upcoming flick, Renfield, the star recently sat down with the to the Los Angeles Times to discuss his vampiric role, his first job at a movie theater, of course, his pets – two cats and a crow named Hoogan, the latter of whom apparently thinks he's an asshole.
“He has taken to calling me names," Cage said of Hoogan who resides in a geodesic dome within his Las Vegas home. "It’s comical, at least, it is to me. When I leave the room, he’ll say, ‘Bye,’ and then go, ‘A—,'" he continued. Although Cage says he likes crows due to their smarts – “Crows are very intelligent" and that he likes their appearance, it seems yet another part of being a crow owner appeals to him, one he's dubbed the “the Edgar Allan Poe aspect.”
“I like the goth element,” Cage explained. "I am a goth.”
But long before this confirmation, it seems fans and fellow celebrities alike have had their suspicions about the star's goth proclivities. Aside from starring in 1989's Vampire's Kiss, in which his character is convinced he was bitten by a vampire, Cage was accused of being a real-life bloodsucker in 2012, after an 1870 portrait of a man who could easily be his doppelganger went viral.
“There’s a photograph of me and you can’t take pictures of vampires," he said while discussing the photo on the Late Show with David Letterman. “Now look, I don’t drink blood and the last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection."
Sure, Nic. That's exactly what an ageless vampire would say.