Nicolas Cage desires a TV career. The Oscar-winning actor stated in an earlier interview that he only would like to appear on television after a few more films, barring anything truly exceptional or a return to one of his favorite big-screen roles, such as Ghost Rider or Face/Off sequels. Although Cage claimed not to consume much TV, a year ago his kid persuaded him to view Breaking Bad. He described the show as “magnificent,” adding that it inspired him to produce high-caliber work on an intermittent basis.
Cage said to Uproxx, “I do want to explore other formats. I am very interested in immersion streaming with episodic television. I have seen things that can be done now with characters and the time they’re given to express themselves. I saw Bryan Cranston stare at a suitcase for an hour on one episode of Breaking Bad. We don’t have time to do that in a feature film, so maybe television is the next best step for me. We’ll see.” He furthermore added, “After 45 years of doing this; that in over 100 movies – I feel I’ve pretty much said what I’ve had to say with cinema. And I’d like to leave on a high note and say, ‘Adios.’ I think I have to do maybe three or four more movies before I can get there, and then hopefully switch formats and go into some other way of expressing my acting.”
Cage mentioned that he “would’ve liked to have left on a high note, like [his latest release] Dream Scenario. But I have other contracts that I have to fulfill, so we’ll see what happens. I mean, I am going to be very severe and very astringent [sic] on the selection process moving forward.” A24’s Dream Scenario, on the other hand, had another successful restricted release last weekend.
Dream Scenario grossed $215,552 on six screens, averaging $35,925 per theatre. The performers and Borgli (Sick Of Myself) had sold-out Q&As. The Norwegian director’s English-language premiere, which made its TIFF debut, will have a restricted release into major theatres the following weekend before going on tour throughout Thanksgiving and then taking a broader release on December 1.