Nicolas Cage was ‘horrified’ to play himself despite THE interview with Terry Wogan

He once did a somersault into the studio, performing high kicks and throwing money at the audience before whipping his shirt off on Terry Wogan’s BBC chat show.

But Nicolas Cage, 58, has admitted he was ‘scared’ to play himself in the upcoming action comedy film, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent.

Famous for his eccentric behavior, including taking magic mushrooms with his cat and blowing his fortune of $ 150 million on ‘haunted houses’, a dinosaur skull and an octopus’ helping with his acting’, the actor chose to bring his’ old I ‘back for the role.

Bizzare! Saltomortale on Terry Wogan, taking drugs with his cat and blowing $ 150 million: Nicolas Cage, 58, has admitted he was “scared” to play himself in the upcoming film

Speaking as the director of the film’s release, Nicholas said: “I was watching an old interview I did on the Wogan show where I was in front.”

‘I was promoting Wild At Heart, doing karate kicks, throwing money at the audience, and I thought,’ That guy is a really disgusting, arrogant, disrespectful, crazy man – and I think he should be in this movie. ‘ ‘

When he stepped out to join Terry on the couch in 1990, the actor threw himself across the room while performing somersaults, high kicks and throwing money at the audience.

Wild: As the director of the film's release, Nicholas stated:

Wild: As the director of the film’s release, Nicholas stated, “I was watching an old interview I was doing on the Wogan show where I was in front of handshakes.”

Entrance: Famous for his eccentric behavior, including taking drugs with his cat and blowing up his $ 150 million fortune, and the actor chose to bring his 'old self' back to the role (With Terry in 1990)

Entrance: Famous for his eccentric behavior, including taking drugs with his cat and blowing up his $ 150 million fortune, and the actor chose to bring his ‘old self’ back to the role (With Terry in 1990)

He then proceeded to expose this coffin to Terry, in an entrance to a chat show that no one would forget in a hurry.

Nicholas stated: ‘It was Nic in 1990 and I’m so glad I’m no longer like that person. But I was happy to bring him back. ‘

He spoke to filmmaker and director Tom Gormican and continued: ‘In fact, I have really quiet moments at home reading with my cat. Won’t you put something like that in? ‘

Throwback: He added: 'I thought,

Throwback: He added, ‘I thought,’ That guy is a really disgusting, arrogant, disrespectful, crazy man – and I think he should be in this movie. ‘

Crazy: When he stepped out to join Terry on the couch in 1990, the actor threw himself across the room while performing somersaults, high kicks and throwing money at the audience

Crazy: When he stepped out to join Terry on the couch in 1990, the actor threw himself across the room while performing somersaults, high kicks and throwing money at the audience

Eccentric: Nicholas stated: 'It was Nic in 1990 and I'm so glad I'm no longer like that person.  But I was happy to bring him back '

Eccentric: Nicholas stated: ‘It was Nic in 1990 and I’m so glad I’m no longer like that person. But I was happy to bring him back ‘

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is scheduled to open in theaters on April 22, focusing on Nicholas Cage, who plays a version of himself who has run into financial problems.

He agrees to perform at a billionaire’s super fan’s birthday party for $ 1 million, but he’s really there as a CIA informant, as the super fan (Pedro Pascal) is a drug lord.

But when approached about the action-comedy feature, a worried Nicolas feared he would ‘make a joke of himself’ because of the internet’s perception of him as a ‘madman’.

Nic as Nic: The film is scheduled to open in theaters on April 22, with Cage playing a version of himself who has run into financial problems

Nic as Nic: The film is scheduled to open in theaters on April 22, with Cage playing a version of himself who has run into financial problems

Variety’s Owen Gleiberman calls the concept of Cage playing Cage ‘a conceit we get used to in seconds’ and calls it ‘a gift that keeps on giving’.

He adds that the film is a ‘commercial comedy that has fun making fun of Nicolas Cage and celebrating everything that makes him Nicolas Cage.’

Nicholas actually had financial problems, which led to him taking on virtually every role he could, and Gleiberman called him ‘the superhero of the slums’.

Funny: Variety's Owen Gleiberman calls the concept of Cage playing Cage 'a conceit we get used to in seconds' and calls it 'a gift that keeps on giving'

Funny: Variety’s Owen Gleiberman calls the concept of Cage playing Cage ‘a conceit we get used to in seconds’ and calls it ‘a gift that keeps on giving’

The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore calls the film a ‘rump aimed at sects who have sought out the Crazy Cage performances and forgiven the misfires in between.’

After showing for the first wave of critics, the film has achieved a rare 100 percent fresh rating through the first wave of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film also features Tiffany Haddish, Ike Barinholtz, Sharon Horgan, Neil Patrick Harris and Lily Mo Sheen, daughter of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen.

Rave Reviews: Last month, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent at SXSW in Austin, Texas, received rave reviews

Rave Reviews: Last month, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent at SXSW in Austin, Texas, received rave reviews

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