“Renfield” star Nicolas Cage said his first memory is of being in the womb.
The 59-year-old actor told Stephen Colbert that he remembers seeing “faces in the dark.”
Cage also explained that he believes in a form of life after death.
Nicolas Cage has been in the spotlight a lot recently thanks to his role as Dracula in Chris McKay’s “Renfield,” with Nicholas Hoult playing the titular downtrodden assistant to the legendary vampire.
Cage has given some interesting interviews as part of the press tour for the comedy horror film, like the time he explained that some fans slap him in airports.
However, the actor made a surprising confession while appearing on Monday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The host asked Cage a series of questions as part of his tongue-in-cheek segment “Colbert Questionert,” in which he asks guests a combination of deep and simple questions.
When asked about his earliest memory, Cage said he actually remembers being in the womb.
Yes, you read that right.
The “National Treasure” and “Kick-Ass” star 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.”
He added: “I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.”
Colbert followed up by asking if these “faces” were in the womb with Cage, and the actor went on to say that he thinks his literal baby brain was taking sounds coming from outside the womb and putting faces to them.
“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. That’s going way back. I don’t know. That comes to mind,” Cage said.
With a laugh, the star added: “I don’t even know if I remember being in utero, but that thought has crossed my mind.”
Cage’s existential thoughts kept on coming when he was also asked about what happens when we die, noting that he thinks the “electricity” in our bodies lives on.
He said: “Oh, wow. Nobody really knows, I don’t know. They say that electricity is forever eternal. That the spark keeps going. 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?”
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