Interview with Actor Patrick Cage | Unconditional Love
We all have dreams, aspirations and we all ultimately want to feel good. The question is: “How do we get to a state of seeing the potential of the desired manifestation in everything and everyone?” Actor Patrick Cage says, “Love whatever it is you do and love it unconditionally.” It is clear that when we act inspired by love, we feel in harmony with ourselves, and in consequence, the world around us becomes a reflection of that.
- Please, briefly introduce yourself. Who, in your own words, is Patrick Cage?
My name is Patrick Cage, and I’m a fifth-dimensional being living this human experience as an artist.
- What did inspire you to become an actor?
Many things did. Growing up in Los Angeles, I had this curiosity when I would see crews filming around town, but I think it was “Training Day” that made me say: “I want to do that.”
- Who in the TV/Film industry influenced you as an actor?
When I was younger it was Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio. I like to pull inspiration from Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx, and Tom Hardy in more recent years.
- What, in your opinion, can actors do to help bring awareness to diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry?
Create our own projects. The best way to show them – is to show them.
- You are appearing as Phil in the award-winning HBO sci-fi thriller, “Westworld” in Season 2. Please describe your role and the process of getting ready for your character?
Phil is an everyman. He works as a Body Shop technician in the Sector 19 outpost. Preparing for “Westworld” was interesting because I never got a full script, only scenes. So, it was a lot of learning and developing as Phil developed.
- What, in your opinion, is the meaning of the female characters’ storytelling through the roles they play in “Westworld?”
I think Dolores and Maeve have reached this point of enlightenment and have come into their full power, so to speak. It’s very reflective of our current times, where women are not only finding themselves but embracing their power.
- Besides “Westworld,” you also appeared on NBC’s hit drama series, “This Is Us,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Rosewood.” What does it mean to you being part of such popular TV shows?
Each one meant a lot for different reasons. “This Is Us” was probably one of the coolest jobs. It was my first time being flown out on location, which is just such a great experience. I actually gained a really good friend by the end of filming, Niles Fitch.
- On the film front, you appeared in the short film “Life Event,” which was released on Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSundays YouTube channel. The film deals with chronicles of the 30th birthday of Murph and his trials and tribulations in life, especially regarding to relationships. What, in your opinion, is the most important relationship you could have?
I think the most important relationship you can have is with yourself. I think Traci Ellis Ross asked, “Can you have an unconditional relationship with yourself?” and I feel that’s something we should all be working to achieve.
- Which well-known actor or director would you like to work with in the near future and why?
I would love to work probably with Christopher Nolan. I’ve been a fan of his since “Memento,” and have seen everything since. Plus, after working with Jonah, I’m hoping to hang with the Nolan family a bit more.
- You must be very excited to see your career taking off towards new adventures. What other projects are you working on?
I’m currently developing a project with a fellow actor and close friend, Kegn Matungulu, but I can’t say too much at the moment.
- What is your biggest desire as an actor at this moment?
To grow. To progress. To be better than I was yesterday.
Life / Personal
- You seem to have a bright future ahead and your talents are obvious. What else do you think a person has to bring to the table besides having “talent” in order to succeed in what they want?
WORK! Hard work, perseverance, and positivity in the hard times. Love whatever it is you do and love it unconditionally.
- Appreciating what we are living always feels good. What are you most grateful for at this moment?
The people I have in my life. This industry has its pressures, its highs and lows, and I feel having the support system that I have keeps me going.
- What unknown or curious fact would you like our audience to know about you?
I love LOVE. Falling in love. To me, it’s such a terrifying, heart pumping, exhilaratingly beautiful process. I think that’s another thing I’d like to do in my career soon, is fall in love on film.
- Our mantra stands for “You can be, do and have anything you want,” words by Abraham Hicks. What’s your take on such a statement?
I absolutely love Abraham Hicks! The book “Ask and It Is Given” have changed my life. I completely agree with that statement though. ANYTHING you truly want and desire is attainable.