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Nicolas Cage Doesn't Get The Internet's Obsession With Him (4 photo)

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Lord knows we’ve devoted a lot of posts to documenting the internet’s obsession with Nic Cage. It’s legendary, at this point. I mean, next to cats and porn there arguably isn’t anything the internet loves more than Nic Cage.
Still, I can’t really recall a time where Cage acknowledged it and/or expressed feelings about it in an interview. But in a big feature the Guardian posted online over the weekend, the subject came up, and though our hero is baffled, he’s rolling with it.
Reports the Guardian:
“Oh my god. I just can’t keep up with that stuff,” he says. “The internet has developed this thing about me – and I’m not even a computer guy, you know? I don’t know why it is happening. I’m trying not to… lemme say this: I’m now of the mindset that, when in Rome, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
Most of it seems affectionate, I suggest.
“Well,” a sudden, sardonic smile, “it is, but with enormous amounts of irony. Affection loaded with irony.”
I can’t stop giggling over “I’m not even a computer guy,” as if the fact that he’s not on the internet would prevent the internet from obsessing over him or something.

Internet obsession talk aside, Cage also insisted in the interview that he is just wildly misunderstood…

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