Never one to hide his unconventional tastes, Nicolas Cage spoke about some of his favorite interests while speaking to the Los Angeles Times for an article published January 26. The “National Treasure” star listed karaoke, and the love he has for his wife. Shortly after, Cage discussed a few pets including his Maine coon cat named Merlin — which is his “best friend” — and another feline named Teega who “doesn’t give a s**t” about being second fiddle to Merlin. What really had fans buzzing was when Cage mentioned his pet crow who talks to him. “When I leave the room, he’ll say, ‘Bye,’ and then go, ‘Ass’,” Cage shared while laughing. “I like the goth element. I am a goth,” he added. That last portion of the quote left readers reeling.
As that excerpt of the interview went viral, fans chimed-in on social media. “goth nic cage was not something i had on my bingo board but this tracks completely,” one Twitter user wrote. For several fans, the “Face/Off” star’s relationship with his crow made him even more appealing. “i feel like nic cage having a pet crow is somehow not surprising information but boy does it make me love him even more,” a fan tweeted. “Someone green light this film or show now. Nic Cage and his smart ass pet Crow sidekick!” another added. “Nic Cage coming out as a late in life goth is so brave,” a member of the Twitterati joked.