How Nicolas Cage’s Wife Has Changed His Views of Hollywood

Sugar Daddy Nicolas Cage with Wife Alice KimAt 49, Nico­las Cage has enjoyed a pretty suc­cess­ful career in Hol­ly­wood, both as an actor and a pro­ducer. But he’s now point­ing a fin­ger at the indus­try for dis­crim­i­nat­ing against a cer­tain breed of actors. And his accu­sa­tions stem from none other than Cage’s young wife, 29-year-old Alice Kim.

Cage recently wrapped up his lat­est film, Out­cast, for which most of the crew was Chi­nese. When doing an inter­view to pro­mote the film, Cage slammed Hol­ly­wood for not offer­ing viable lead roles for male actors of Asian descent. “I hope that we will see more Chi­nese actors in Amer­i­can cin­ema, too. We do see Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, and Chow Yun Fat, but it’s very rare to see the Chi­nese male actor in Hol­ly­wood movies, which is some­thing I take great umbrage with,” said Cage. Keep in mind that his wife is Asian, Korean to be exact.

The celebrity cou­ple has one child together, an eight-year-old son named Kal-El, and Cage’s new mixed race fam­ily is one of the biggest rea­sons he wants to see more oppor­tu­ni­ties for Chi­nese actors. “You know, my son is Asian. He may want to direct one day; he may want to be an actor like his father—and I want that to be open to him. So I want to make some kind of effort to see more of that hap­pen in Hollywood.”

What do you think: Would Nico­las Cage be so pas­sion­ate about Chi­nese cin­ema and actors if his wife wasn’t of Asian descent?

Source:

White­man, B., “‘I want my son to be able to act!’ Nico­las Cage hopes to see more Asian actors in Hol­ly­wood as he flies home from film­ing Out­cast in China,” Daily Mail web site, Octo­ber 24, 2013; http://goo.gl/c79Bbn.

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  • Ptluzzi59

    good for him she seems nice

  • Amber

    its the truth.…why if he had a black wife …every­one will be like…ok you have 5 black actors..no more.