I LOVE a good Nicolas Cage story.
We’ve heard a lot of things about Nicolas Cage over the years. My favorites are his obsession with Elvis and buying precious, stolen artifacts but that’s just me. Anyhow, what I’m trying to say is that he’s a lil crazy, so this isn’t too insane, really (at least for Nick). ANYHOW, dude was supposed to film some scenes in an old house but didn’t want to do it at first. According to The Enquirer, Cage got a “bad feeling” and insisted that the place be cleansed of evil spirits. A paranormal expert was called in and…voila, it worked. Let the bad movie-making continue!
Nicolas Cage held up shooting of his new flick “Southern Fury” while rating: “Evil spirits are threatening me…
“Producers groaned when Nic took one look a this old house where his character’s supposed to live, insisted he felt spooked and refused to enter because it was ‘haunted.’
“Nic demanded that ‘spirit-chasers’ purify the spooky old dwelling with what’s called a ‘smudge’ – so-called magical herbs including sage, cedar, sweet gass and mugwort mixed in an ancient Indian pot and burned to release purifying fumes that drive away evil spirits…
Nic sniffed the air, detected no evil spirits, grinned at grateful producers and barked ‘Roll ‘em.’”
(via The National Enquirer, print edition)
It’s like, sure, whatever. If it means Nick Cage is in your movie, I’d do it, too. Odd, though, because Cage used to own the LaLaurie House in New Orleans, which was considered one of the most “haunted” homes in the US. He lost the home in 2009 to foreclosure, but apparently he’s sworn off ghostly homes since.