Pedro Pascal says working with Nicolas Cage helped him ‘awaken’ his passion for acting

The unbearable weight of massive talentfinally comes out next week and stars Pedro Pascal (Star Wars: The Mandalorian) as a billionaire named Javi who hires Nicolas Cage to attend his birthday party. Of course, Cage plays himself in the film, which has many people thinking about the actor’s filmography. Cage himself recently shared in a Reddit AMA that his favorite Cage movies are Leaving Las Vegas, Bring out the deadand Pork. Recently, Pascal had a conversation with BroBibleand explained why working with Cage helped reawaken his love for acting.

“There was almost something about, I don’t know, waking up the things you care about and why you got into it in the first place, because he always challenges himself, he’s super prepared, he proposes new ideas and, Honestly, it was an incredible challenge to take on, but most of all it was a very nice inspiration and a reminder of why I had this fantasy of starting, then studying, then working.” Pascal said Explain.

The actor also talked about leaning into being Cage’s “bitch” during production.

“If I was going to do my job properly – being intimidated is completely natural – but being afraid that they’d blow you off-screen wouldn’t really make good sense to the heart of the character. So it was really easy to m ‘anchor in admiration and adoration and if he wanted to fuckin’ jump me off the screen, he always allowed me to jump off the screen. he wanted to give me light, if he wanted to take it away – I was his female dog, basically. And I felt like it was the right thing to do for the character and to tell the story. And, of course, he wouldn’t do any of those things, he’s a complete professional, he’s an amazing stage partner.”

ComicBook.comhis name is Patrick Cavanaugh The unbearable weight of massive talent “a charming and genuine celebration of Nicolas Cage” in his review, which is exactly why we’ve refreshed the actor’s filmography. You can check out our Month of Cage streaming guide HERE.

Cage answered a lot of questions this month in honor of his upcoming movie. This week it was revealed that the actor wanted to be in a Muppet movie. Pendant Cage Reddit AMAhe also shared that he wanted David Lynch to appear in Massive talentand said he would be there to make a Face/Stop 2. A fan asked if Cage had any dream roles, and the actor revealed he’d love to play Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo.

The unbearable weight of massive talent hits theaters April 22.