The Unbearable Weight's Lily Sheen Reveals What Nicolas Cage Is Really Like - Exclusive

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" marks Lily Sheen's first main role in a Hollywood movie, though she played small parts as a child in films like "Underworld: Evolution" and "Click." Understandably, acting in "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," which you can watch now, was a dream come true for Sheen, especially as she got to play Nicolas Cage's on-screen daughter. 

Discussing what it was like landing the opportunity to work alongside Cage, Sheen told The List, "I had done that whole 'Caging' thing, putting pictures on people's lockers in school. It felt like I weirdly manifested. It was insane. It's so exciting. It still feels insane." 

As well as getting to learn from the Oscar-winning actor, Sheen had an incredible time working with the entire cast of "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," which co-stars Pablo Pascal, Sharon Horgan, and Tiffany Haddish. "It really did feel like working with the masters," Sheen said. In our exclusive interview with her, she opened up about her experience working on "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" and revealed what Nicolas Cage is really like.

Nicholas Cage is 'really sweet'

When Lily Sheen found out she was going to play Nicolas Cage's daughter in "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," the news took a while to sink in. "It genuinely didn't feel like a real situation until I got to the set," she told us. "It was amazing. I've been obsessed with Nic as an actor and as a man. I've been, 'The man, the myth, the legend,' forever."

As for what the actor, who won an Oscar for his performance in 1995's "Leaving Las Vegas," is like in real life, Sheen said, "He was immediately incredibly warm and incredibly inviting. Because he is a dad, he has that great dad energy."

Aside from playing father and daughter on screen, the pair bonded over movies too. "I'm really into horror, and he's really into horror and very niche interests that I didn't expect from him at all," she explained. And despite being daunted about working with an icon, Sheen revealed that Cage was extremely approachable on set. "I thought, 'He's Nic Cage, he's not going to give me the time of day,'" she said. "But he was really sweet."

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" is available now on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate.