Alas, though people all like Cage for his kitsch-value, it seems like a long while since he’s been in a genuinely good film so to enjoy him, we have to look at for stories like this one.
In one of the least Hollywood-like moves you could imagine, Nicholas Cage visited a social club in Wells, Somerset, for his New Year’s Eve festivities and while there, bought everyone a pint.
The moment was captured by Reddit user u/Koink who posted the picture on the social media site alongside the caption:
“Nicolas Cage spent NYE in my small, local pub, in Somerset, UK. He bought everyone a drink.“
What are the chances?
Building on that post, u/Koink then added:
“Incidentally, he was a total legend, cool dude and is now a member.”
This is no coincidence though, as Cage actually has a house in Somerset that he frequents fairly often. Though he usually lives in Las Vegas, Cage told Somerset Life that he feels “more at home” in England, explaining:
“I am a self-confessed Anglophile. I love everything about England; the history, the people, the countryside, the culture – you name it, I love it.
“I love seeing places like Buckingham Palace and all those other fantastic buildings which are steeped in history and culture. I love the whole concept of the Royal Family.
“As an American you want to see all those things when you come to Britain but I wanted more than that, I wanted to live among all these great treasures. I wanted to be a part of it so I looked for somewhere to call home here.
“When I looked at Somerset I just fell in love with the county. It has so much to offer; great countryside, great towns, great people and, of course, it has Glastonbury too.
“I actually feel more at home in England than in America because I do not like what was done to the Native Americans. I always see America as really belonging to the Native Americans. Even though I’m American I still feel like a visitor in my own country.
“It is very different when I’m in England. I know I’m technically still a visitor but I do feel a connection with my ancestry here.”
I really didn’t have him down as a Somerset man. Cumbria, maybe? Not Somerset.
Images via Reddit, Getty
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