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Nicolas Cage Didn’t Watch TV Until This Show Debuted

Nicolas Cage Didn’t Watch TV Until This Show Debuted

Although he has appeared on TV several times throughout the years, Nicolas Cage admitted that he didn’t watch anything on the small screen until AMC’s Breaking Bad hit his radar. 

During a recent interview with UPROXX, Cage stated that he didn’t watch anything on TV until his son convinced him to watch Breaking Bad. He described the series as “magnificent” and gave him some ideas of what to do in his career. “I just found it recently, like last year,” Cage said about Breaking Bad. “My son, he introduced me to the format. I thought, okay, there is something here. But these are… I’m sharing ideas with you as I’m still forming them.”

When reflecting on watching the series in its entirety, Cage said that’s how TV works. “That’s the thing with television, you’ve got to find that hook to keep them coming back.”

Along with praising Breaking Bad, Nicolas Cage reflected on his long-running acting career. The National Treasure star admitted to the media outlet that he wasn’t a big fan of the internet making memes about his performances. He noted that he wanted to play one character over a series of seasons or episodes that would get the critics off of him. 

Nicolas Cage Is Ready to Say ‘Adios’ to Acting?

As he continued to speak to UPROXX, Nicolas Cage hinted about the possibility of quitting film acting for good. He also said that his latest film Dream Scenario may have been his last. 

“I feel I’ve pretty much said what I’ve had to say with cinema,” Cage said. “And I’d like to leave on a high note and say, ‘Adios.’ I think I have to do maybe three or four more movies before I can get there, and then hopefully switch formats and go into some other way of expressing my acting.”

When asked if he wanted to do maybe three or four more films, Nicolas Cage said he would like to. “I would’ve liked to have left on a high note, like Dream Scenario,” he admitted. “But I have other contracts that I have to fulfill, so we’ll see what happens. I mean, I am going to be very severe and very astringent on the selection process moving forward.”

However, Cage went on to add that for him to do another film, he wanted to explore other formats. “I am very interested in immersion streaming with episodic television. I have seen things that can be done now with characters and the time they’re given to express themselves.”