18 September 2009 8:45 AM, PDT | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

Nicolas Cage explained his reasons for a quick exit from Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet while promoting Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans during the Toronto Film Festival. Despite earlier accusations that his concerns revolved around the almighty dolla’, Cage was actually not very interested in the type of bad guy director Michel Gondry and Rogen wanted.

The Green Hornet was something that I wanted to do, I think Michel Gondry is very talented and I had hoped it would work but I think Seth Rogen and Michel had a different take on the character,” the Oscar winner said. “I wasn’t interested in just being just a straight-up bad guy who was killing people willy-nilly.”

Nic only plays complex characters.

Cage, who is known to take roles that feed his inner little boy, wasn’t enchanted by the character Rogen and writing pal Evan Goldberg created. “I »

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