Cher wouldn’t star in Moonstruck without Nicolas Cage

Cher refused to accept a role in Moonstruck unless Nicolas Cage was cast alongside her.
The If I Could Turn Back Time singer and Cage played lovers in the beloved 1987 movie and she explains she knew he was right for the role after their audition together. However, the moviemakers were not convinced.
“I did the screen test with him and they didn’t really want him and I said, ‘Alright, but then you’re not going to get me’,” she said on U.S. chat show The Talk on Tuesday (28Feb17).
“I had seen him in Peggy Sue (Got Married) and I just thought, ‘He’s the guy!’ He was great, he was kind of crazy, but he was great,” she added.
Cher and Cage’s chemistry in the movie paid off and helped the pop superstar land a Best Actress Academy Award.