In a new interview with the New York Times, actor Nicolas Cage says that he once went on a “quest” in search of the Holy Grail.

“That was the time when I almost went on — you might call it a grail quest,” Cage said. “I started following mythology, and I was finding properties that aligned with that. It was almost like National Treasure. Of course, that didn’t sustain.”

When  asked to clarify what he meant, Cage compared his quest to curating a library: “You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book, and then you attach the references. For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there? Is it at Glastonbury? Does it exist?”

After exploring beyond books, from tasting the blood-like waters of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury to exploring Rhode Island (where he later bought property), Cage found his answer: “What is the Grail but Earth itself?”



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