Nicolas Cage reveals his earliest memory was actually in mother’s womb and who are we to argue?


Nicolas Cage has claimed that his first memory was being in his mother’s womb, because, why not?

The 59-year-old stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to have a catch-up, while promoting his new film, Renfield.

During his appearance, he took part in the Colbert Questionert, and effortlessly shot to the top of our favorite guest list with his answers.

When asked to share his earliest memory, the Hollywood icon said: ‘Let me think… Listen, I know this sounds really far out and I don’t know if it’s real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in-utero and feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something.

‘I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.’

After the host asked him to clarify, Nic continued: ‘Now that I am no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage.

Nicolas Cage has reflected on his time in the womb (Picture: WireImage)

‘That’s going way back. I don’t know. That comes to mind.

‘I don’t even know if I remember being in utero, but that thought has crossed my mind.’

Never, ever change, Nic.

Elsewhere in the game, which took surprisingly deep turns, the Oscar-winner also touched on whether he believes in life after death, adding: ‘Nobody really knows, I don’t know… They say that electricity is forever eternal, that the spark keeps going.

Nic also shared his thoughts on life after death (Picture: Getty)

‘I like to think whatever spark is animating our bodies, once the body passes on, that the spark continues to go.

‘But whether or not that electricity has consciousness or not, who can really say?’

The star has graced the big screen in countless projects, including Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, Face/Off and the National Treasure franchise.

In his most recent role, he offered up an incredible take on Dracula, opposite Nicholas Hoult’s stint as his loyal servant, Renfield.

The actor recently portrayed Dracula in Renfield opposite Nicholas Hoult (Picture: Universal)

Speaking to Metro.co.uk at the New York premiere, Nic detailed how he got into the mindset of one of the creepiest characters in history.

‘Whenever I play a character, whether it’s in a dramatic movie or whether it’s horror or fantasy, like Renfield, I still approach it the same way,’ he told us. ‘I try to understand the character, try to find the truth in the character.

‘I always believed, even from reading the book, that Dracula was a study of love in exile, not “and”. Love in exile. That he is symbolic of unrequited love, and whenever you feel you’re not getting the love back, it’s almost as if you go bad.

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‘Dracula is a character who has made a contract with dark forces, and he has this curse of eternal existence, in which he’s constantly getting his heart broken again and again.

‘To me, those are human experiences, but the Dracula character becomes a symbol of that.’

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