Hollywood star Nicolas Cage has flown to South Korea to meet his new wife ALICE KIM's family.

The Con Air actor has been travelling the world to promote his latest film National Treasure and made a detour during his Asia promotions, to visit his new in-laws last week (ends17DEC04).

Cage enthuses, "Korea is very meaningful for me, because I have family here.

"What I've been doing here is trying to pay my respects to my wife's ancestors and her family. I think there is a lot we can learn in the United States from the great and magnificent way you respect one another and your family.

"It really is the most important part of my trip because it's about family and it's about people I'll know for the rest of my life."

The OSCAR-winner hailed the country's cuisine, explaining, "Kimchi is good for my spirit and my mind. It keeps me balanced. It keeps me whole."

20/12/2004 17:36