If you ask somebody how they like to spend their free time, what do you suppose their answer would be? Most people would say they love to relax, listen to music, or maybe enjoy their hobbies when free, isn’t it? However, unlike them, Nicolas Cage loves to work in his leisure time.
Cage, who has been entertaining us with his thrilling movies for decades, believes that working regularly makes him a better man and also keeps him busy. That’s why when he was offered the role of Dracula in the upcoming monster flick Renfield, he didn’t say no.
A peek inside Cage’s upcoming project
It’s official – Nicolas Cage has been signed as Dracula in the upcoming Universal Pictures project, Renfield. As per The Hollywood Reporter and Variety’s reports, he’ll be joined by Nicholas Hoult, who will be playing the character of R. M. Renfield, the lead of Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.
Though nothing has been confirmed about the plot yet, chances are that the original story would remain the same. The movie would be directed and produced by Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie, while Ryan Ridley would be in charge of the screenplay.
Before Cage, many actors have portrayed Dracula on-screen, including Frank Langella, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Luke Evans, Gary Oldman, and Gerard Butler. Each of them has tried their best to bring out that dark and mischievous character of Dracula, and we must say they’ve done a great job. Now what remains to be seen is how Cage pulls off the role and what uniqueness he adds to it.
A role unlike any…
In 2019, during an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Cage opened up about his dream role saying he would love to play Captain Nemo someday. The 57-year-old explained that even before he started loving his parents, he fell in love with the sea, and this love just grew more when he read Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
That was the first time the Ghost Rider star came across Nemo, and eventually, he started admiring the character. The fact that Nemo had freedom, knew how to play the organ, and lived in a submarine the size of a palace attracted him.
In the same interview, the actor revealed why he likes to stay booked all year long. Adding more movies to his résumé is not what he aims for. Instead, he loves having a place to go to and staying productive. It may sound like there’s more supply than demand, but if it makes him a better person overall, then why not?
The National Treasure star even stated that he’s better off working than sitting on the couch and drinking mai-tais and making irreversible mistakes in his personal life. He even questioned that when people don’t judge others working day and night in their respective fields, then why do they ask people in the entertainment industry?