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Michael Caine ain’t hanging it up just yet in the acting department — this despite the fact that he strongly suggested he would be … doing a 180, which has fans sighing with relief.
The legendary British actor clarified what his future professional plans were Saturday … saying he is NOT retiring, while his rep also tells Variety that he’s actually reading two scripts right now for potential projects down the road.
I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know that
— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) October 16, 2021
MC tweeted, “I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know that.” He also issued a more formal statement saying he’s been waking up at 6 AM for 50 years to make movies, and he has no intention of chucking his alarm clock now.
The about-face stance comes about 24 hours after he caused a firestorm of sadness among movie lovers, telling a couple BBC radio hosts on “Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review” that he hadn’t worked in 2 years, and that he wasn’t able to walk very well because of his health.
When asked directly if this upcoming feature of his, “Best Sellers,” would be his last role … the dude said yeah, probably. He noted he hadn’t gotten any good offers for roles of late, and pointed out that he’s 88 … acknowledging there aren’t too many films with 88-year-old leads.
Seems he’s had a complete change of heart overnight, because he’s totally backtracking now and saying he’s gonna keep at it … which, we’re sure, fans of his are overjoyed to hear.
Mike is absolutely beloved, and he’s an Oscar winner and beyond … having turned in memorable performances over the years, even in his somewhat later years (shout out Nolan). Also, as for his complaint about not having enough roles for his age … step it up, screenwriters!