Nicolas Cage claims he lived out a scene from his latest film Trespass in real life, with elements so bizarre even a Hollywood screenwriter might blush.
The Adaptation actor – at the Toronto International Film Festival along with director Joel Schumacher to promote their new movie about a home invasion – unloaded the wacky details of the scary middle-of-the-night encounter with an intruder to reporters Wednesday.
“It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My 2-year old at the time was in another room,” he said, referring to his spouse Alice and son Kal-el, now 5.
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“I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed,” he added. “I know it sounds funny … but it was horrifying.”
Cage added that he used “verbal judo” to talk the man – who suffered from mental problems – out of the house and police arrived. He decided not to press charges. Apparently the man had swum into the actor’s property, gaining access through a dock. Following the freaky incident he was adamant his family could not stay there. They now live in Nassau, Bahamas.
In Trespass, scheduled for release in October, Cage plays a family man (married to Nicole Kidman) living in a decadent mansion targeted by thieves. The family are then taken hostage.