Well, he was the star of those “National Treasure” movies. And purchased a pyramid-shaped tomb for himself a while back. So for Nicolas Cage to go on a quest for the Holy Grail doesn’t seem like such a big stretch.
In a recent wide-ranging and cagey (sorry) interview with the New York Times, the actor discusses the many strange “artifacts” (such as a dinosaur skull and Action Comics #1) he has tracked down and sought to purchase over the years…something he referred to as a “grail quest.”
And that, as the saying goes, is when this interview got weird.
Because Cage actually went on a “quest” for the Holy Grail of legend:
One thing would lead to another. It’s like when you build a library. You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book, and then you attach the references. For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there? Is it at Glastonbury? Does it exist?
This of course, led to the Spring That Tastes Like Blood:
…if you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood.17 I guess it’s really because there’s a lot of iron in the water. But legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice, or two cruets rather, one of blood and one of sweat.
And this all led to the topic of Rhode Island and the Knights Templar:
…there being talk that people had come to Rhode Island, and they were looking for something as well.
And that all led to the interesting fact that Cage purchased property in Rhode Island:
I don’t know if I’m going to say that’s why I bought the Rhode Island property.
Translation: that’s totally why he bought that property!
In non-Grail related topics, Cage also mentioned that he wanted the cult bad movie remake of The Wicker Man to end with him being burned alive in the bear suit.
That Cage boy is alright.