3 May 2023

Nicolas Cage says he remembers being in his mother’s womb

The actor believes he could hear “vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage”.

When asked to share his earliest memory on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Nicolas Cage revealed he recalls being in his mother’s womb.

In a quick fire round of questions that prompted this memory, the 59-year-old actor said: “Listen, I know this sounds really far out and I don’t know if it’s real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in-utero and feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something.”  

Whilst it is rare for adults to remember anything before the age of three, Cage continued by saying “I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.” A very Nicolas Cage answer we must admit.

Trying to explain these memories, he says “Now that I am no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage. That’s going way back. I don’t know. That comes to mind. I don’t even know if I remember being in utero, but that thought has crossed my mind.”

As the show continued, Cave also admitted that the one celebrity he had asked for an autograph from never granted his request. The Who guitarist Pete Townsend has been urged by Colbert to send him one, with the host joking he should write “Sorry this took so long, Nick.”

  • Writer Ella Chadwick
  • Banner Image Credit Touchstone Pictures

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