Abbey 'Sorry' for Nick Cage Sorcery Filming

Worshipers blast 'black magic' promo on sacred ground
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 21, 2010 4:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sorcery and abbeys apparently don't mix. Managers of Britain's 7th Century Glastonbury Abbey have apologized to an angry public for letting Nicolas Cage film an interview at the church to promote his movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Cage, who owns a home nearby, personally requested the site for an interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Show aired last month, with Kimmel "summoning" the actor by waving a wand. ''I am here in the very magical and sacred Glastonbury Abbey," said Cage as he hyped the movie in which he plays a master sorcerer.

''I was horrified and disgusted to find that he was let into Glastonbury Abbey in the middle of the night to promote his latest film," a church member told the Telegraph. "This film is full of sorcery, witchcraft and black magic. It's offensive to broadcast from a religious place. Glastonbury Abbey first and foremost is a church and a place of worship." An Abbey spokesman issued an apology to "anyone offended" by the filming, and said the crew took care not to damage anything and helped promote the site to American visitors.

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