April 29, 2022 by jacklovelace
Anyone who has spent time here for a few years has heard this one but the new Nicolas Cage movie
makes me want to repeat it.
I used to go on movie junkets where we would sit around and ask stars of a movie questions for a story.
I went to one when Cage and Samuel L. Jackson promoted a turkey called “Amos and Andrew”.
A reporter noted that Cage changed his name from Coppola and asked if he ever though about changing it back.
Cage was fairly neutral about disliking the question and just said no.
The reporter made another try, saying that John Mellencamp changed his name back from Cougar.
Classic Cage. Big doe eyes focused like a laser on the reporter. He used that Cage drawl.
“If myyyyy naaaaame were Cougah, I would change it too.”
We moved on.