Hollywood’s favorite eccentric, Nicolas Cage, is at it again.
While Cage defied The Colbert Questionert more than two weeks ago, The Late Show waited until today to release a clip of the light-hearted Q&A session. When asked about his earliest memory, the Renfield star might have had the most Cage-esque answer of his life.
“I know that sounds very far fetched and I don’t know if it’s real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back into the womb and feel like I’m seeing faces in the dark or something. ” said cage. “I know this sounds very abstract, but… maybe it happened.”
Stephen Colbert questioned whether Cage was accompanied in the womb by “other people” or whether the Oscar winner’s “prenatal mind” conjured up those faces without explanation. Cage accepted the laughter of the audience – and answered in good faith.
“Now that I’m out of the womb, I would have to imagine that maybe it was vocal vibrations that got through to me at this stage,” Cage said. “It goes way back, so I don’t know, but that’s what comes to mind… That thought crossed my mind.”
That wasn’t the first life-and-death question Colbert asked the famously philosophical A-lister. When asked what he thinks happens to people when they die, Cage – who has already secured a pyramid-shaped tomb for the event – had some thoughts.
“Oh wow,” said Cage. “Well, nobody really knows. I don’t know. I mean, I think they say that electricity is forever or ever, that the spark goes on. I would like to believe that whatever spark animates our body, once the body is gone, the spark goes on.
“But whether this electricity is conscious or not, who could really say?”
The self-confessed comic lover also answered less existential questions during his visit and had to choose between apples or oranges, dogs or cats – and also revealed his most unpleasant smell. The speed of Cage’s response betrayed a hilarious sincerity:
“My wife’s pet Pomeranian Mist.”