Nicolas Cage apparently lost himself COMPLETELY as Dracula….
The new upcoming horror/ comedy, Renfield, is directed by Chris McKay. McKay says that Cage stayed in character between takes while filming. (Renfield, btw, is Dracula’s assistant, played by another Nicholas –Hoult.)
McKay told Insider,
Whatever scene we did, he would still be 100% living in that attitude after we stopped shooting.
So if he’s a little frosty in the scene he’s going to have a little bit of that between takes.
But still up for whatever we were doing…”
The director said Cage wouldn’t even drop his facade during “real conversations” the two had over filming. But in his defense,
You also have to remember, he’s covered head to toe in Dracula makeup and costume, so it’s a different thing.
Sometimes he couldn’t even bend his body very much because he’s got a whole body appliance on.
So, he’s Dracula whether he wants to be Dracula or not.”