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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 5, 2009
Nicolas Cage - Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Q1: How would you describe your character?
NC: He just is. I don't judge him, or think of him as bad or good. It's more existential. Not a part of any religious program, which is what I think separates it mostly from the other film. It just is.

Q2: You were instrumental in choosing the location. What is it about New Orleans that led you to talk to Werner Herzog about filming there?
NC: I felt that I had to go through a catharsis, that I had to face my fears. New Orleans is a very potent city in my life for various reasons. It's a combination of different energies – African, French, English, Spanish, and there's a lot of magic there, and I've had a lot of experiences there, and I wanted to go back there and confront it. I knew that I would channel that energy, and it could either be a disaster, or be something beautiful, or so I was up for the challenge.

Q3: Did you have fun letting loose for this role?
NC: I jus...

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