There’s something strangely magnetic about Nicolas Cage. He fully commits to every role with his…unique acting style. But for all the projects he’s done, he’s never done a musical. And though he’s dubious as to his capability, he wants to give it a go. He knows exactly which one, too.
Cage wants to try his hand at the role of Pontius Pilate in Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber‘s “Jesus Christ Super Star.” While most people enjoy Cage front and center, he doesn’t want the starring role of the prolific musical. Perhaps due to his uncertainty as to his ability. He’s the first to admit he’s not altogether certain he’s capable.
“I haven’t done a musical yet…I’d like to try that. I’m not much of a singer. I did sing okay in ‘Wild At Heart,’ I thought, but I’ve since blown my voice out singing ‘Purple Rain’ incorrectly in karaoke bars,” Cage told Empire Magazine.
If he can carry a tune, we’d love to see it. Let’s be real, he can’t be any worse than Pierce Brosnan in “Mamma Mia!.” It would be fascinating and entertaining to see how Cage approaches the exaggeration and theatricality of a musical. Especially since he throws himself into his roles wholly and completely.
Part of this is due to Cage’s childhood upbringing. According to a recent interview, Nicolas Cage’s father, August Coppola (brother of Francis Ford Coppola), told him he was “such an alien.” Cage took him completely literally, believing himself to be not of this Earth for a large portion of his childhood. Enough that he was shocked to find, after an x-ray, that he possessed a human skeleton and organs.
If he does land a musical part, we’ll be excited to see it. Cage is currently starring in the upcoming horror-comedy “Renfield.”