Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata Make a Statement on the Red Carpet


Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata Make a Statement on the Red Carpet
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata Make a Statement on the Red Carpet

With the premiere of his latest film "Renfield," Hollywood star Nicolas Cage (59) stepped out on the red carpet with his fifth wife, Riko Shibata (29), both dressed in matching animal prints. The event marked their first public appearance since welcoming their daughter, August Francesca Coppola Cage, in September 2022.

A Gothic Display of Style

At the premiere, Cage, who plays Count Dracula in the horror comedy, donned a shimmering black jacket paired with black and white tiger print trousers, exuding a suitably gothic appearance. Shibata, who made her red carpet debut with Cage in July 2021, coordinated with her husband in a black one-shoulder dress featuring a velvet belt, a sheer bodice, and a black tiger print.

The new mother accessorized her look with red lipstick and a simple chain on her animal print bag.

A Love Story in the Making

Cage and Shibata's relationship is one for the books. The couple met in 2019 while filming "Prisoners of Ghost Land" in Japan and got married in 2021.

Despite Cage's previous marriages to Patricia Arquette, Liza Marie Presley, Alice Kim, and Erika Koike, he told the Los Angeles Times in January 2022 that he feels he's finally found the one in Shibata. "I'm really happily married.

I know five is a lot, but I think I got it right this time," he said. Co-star Nicholas Hoult (33) also graced the red carpet in a cream suit, joining the newlyweds at the premiere. Reinventing Dracula "Renfield" stars Cage as the iconic vampire character Dracula, in a modern take on the vampire's story.

The film centers around Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult, described as a "tortured aide to history's most narcissistic boss," as he tries to end his codependent relationship with Dracula and escape the vampire's clutches.

Back in December 2021, Cage expressed his vision for bringing a fresh perspective to the portrayal of Dracula. He told Variety's Awards Circuit podcast, "I want it to pop in a unique way from how we've seen it played. So I'm thinking to really focus on the movement of the character... I want to look at what we can explore with this movement and voice."

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