Hollywood actors make the headlines for all sorts of triumphant, embarrassing and especially odd reasons, so Nicholas Cage’s recent admission that he gravitates toward animal protein sources that pursue respectable sexual liaisons ranks right up there with the crème de la eyebrow raising crop.
Explaining to The Sun, Cage says ”I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales -sentient life -insects, reptiles. I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds. But pigs, not so much. So I don’t eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl.”
Animal sex aside, there’s a far more serious side to the nephew of famed director Francis Ford Coppola when it comes to the environment, one that is rarely given much attention.
Despite his highly publicized financial difficulties, he has been deeply committed to not only rebuilding post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, but also to working with the nonprofit California-based eco-organization Heal the Bay to help fund clean water projects.
At their upcoming 25th anniversary gala entitled ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ – scheduled to occur on May 20th — Heal the Bay will be honoring a number of green stewards, including the eclectic actor himself.
It’s nice to know that Cage will be given a modest pat on the back for his behind-the-scenes efforts to make California’s oceans a little greener – maybe things are turning around for him after all.