Nicolas Cage Is ‘extremely excited’ to be a father one more time, saying ‘I really miss singing lullabies.
The actor, 58, conveyed his enthusiasm about becoming a father again while speaking with Access Hollywood to promote his new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. His wife, Riko Shibata, is expecting the couple’s first child together.
Cage said he’s “very pleased” to be expecting another child, adding that his two older sons Kal-El, 16, and Weston, 31, from prior marriages are ready to help him raise another child.
“Now that my boys are older, I miss going to the toy store. “I miss rocking in the rocking chair and singing lullabies,” he remarked. “I’m excited to do this again.”
On Feb. 16, last year, the Oscar winner married Shibata, his fifth wife, in a “very modest and intimate wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas,” honoring his late father’s birthday.
Cage and Shibata, who is also an actor, debut on the red carpet at the opening of Cage’s film Pig in July of last year.
In the April issue of GQ, Cage announced that he and Shibata had already decided on a name for their child, Akira Francesco for a boy and Lennon Augie for a girl.
“My father was known as “Augie.” My uncle Francis Ford Coppola changed his name to Francesco”, he said.
He went on to say, “It’s very sweet, I believe, it resembles edamame in size. A little legume,” after pulling up a two-month ultrasound on his phone
Nicolas Cage, an actor, film producer, and television producer rose to fame with works like Rumble Fish (1983), Valley Girl (1983), and Racing with the Moon (1983). The award-winning actor, who has a net worth of $25 million, rose to prominence in the 1990s and is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s best.
Last month, Cage revealed in the April issue of GQ that he and Shibata have already landed on their child’s moniker.The National Treasure star said they decided on Akira Francesco for a boy and Lennon Augie for a girl.”Augie was my father’s nickname. And my uncle [Francis Ford Coppola] has decided to change his name to Francesco,” he shared.After pulling up a two-month ultrasound on his phone, he added, “I think it’s so sweet. It’s like a little edamame. A little bean.”