Nicolas Cage Wants to 'Keep Kids Smiling'

07/21/2009 at 02:00 PM ET
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Actor Nicolas Cage is hardly unaware of the global problems facing us in today’s society. In fact, those same problems serve as the father-of-two’s inspiration when it comes to his time on the big screen. “I feel there’s nothing more sacred than the magical world of children. I just want to keep kids smiling,” he tells PARADE. “It’s getting harder and harder to do that with what’s going on in the world — you know, people are losing their jobs, families are tense.”

To that end, when the 45-year-old actor was offered a role as the mole in the new kids movie G-Force, he gladly accepted!

“Any chance I get to make a movie that the whole family can look forward to and share with their children, I’m going to take it.”

For Nicolas, those kids include his own son, 3 ½-year-old Kal-El. Unaware of his father’s celebrity status and his long list of film roles — the proud papa will turn off the TV if his movies are airing — the toddler is being brought up in as normal a setting as possible. That isn’t to say, however, that he doesn’t enjoy his fair share of movies, most recently one — unbeknownst to him — starring his dad!

“I did take him to see G-Force and he enjoyed the whole movie and my niece enjoyed it, but they didn’t know the mole was my voice in the movie, which is fine by me.”

Kal-El is Nicolas’ only child with wife Alice Kim; He is also dad to 18-year-old Weston Coppola, his son from a previous relationship. G-Force is in theaters July 24th.

Source: PARADE

— Anya

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Helena on

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of his son before. He’s really cute.

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