Nicolas Cage has admitted that he still has a love-hate relationship with the many memes ripped from his movies.
These famous memes include 'No, not the bees! Not the bees!' from The Wicker Man remake and 'You Don't Say?' from Vampire's Kiss, but although he can look upon them with a certain indifference now, that's not always been the case.
"I might have been the first actor who went through a kind of meme-ification," Cage recently told The Guardian.
"One person had cherrypicked from all these different movies where I was having meltdowns, but without any regard for how the character got to that place. I was frustrated because I didn't know what people were taking from the movies other than that," he said.
"I didn't understand how to process what was happening," he went on to admit.
"I got into acting because I was moved by film performance more than any other art form. I didn't get into movies to become a meme. That was new. I made friends with it but it was an adjustment ... I thought maybe they would compel someone to go back and look at the movies. But I had no control over it.
"The same thing happens with Paul in Dream Scenario: he has no control over this inexplicable phenomenon."
Dream Scenario is Cage's latest movie project, in which he plays an ordinary professor who suddenly and preposterously finds fame after appearing in everyone's dreams overnight.
Ahead of the comedy-drama's theatrical release, it's already gained a strong Rotten Tomatoes ranking of 92%.
Dream Scenario is set for release in cinemas on November 10.
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