Michael Caine is NOT retiring: Actor, 88, dismisses rumors, fans say 'Thank God'
Veteran actor Michael Caine has confirmed that he is not announcing his retirement from acting anytime soon, amid ongoing rumors that he would be hanging up his boots. During a recent interview with BBC, the 'Dark Knight Rises' actor shared that he had not received many offers in the past two years and his latest role in 'Best Sellers' might just be his last. The revelation sent his fans into shock worldwide, as they expressed that they were not ready to bid adieu to their favorite star from the silver screen.
However, much to the delight and relief of fans, the 88-year-old actor later dismissed the retirement rumors via a tweet, as he wrote, "I haven't retired and not a lot of people know that." Earlier, Caine spoke to Kermode and Mayo on the BBC Radio program while talking about his upcoming film, “Funnily enough, it has turned out to be what is my last part really. Because I haven’t worked for two years, and I have a spine problem which affects my legs so I can’t walk very well.” The veteran actor's health issues also concerned many fans, prompting them all the more to believe that he is actually retiring. The latest update from the 'Tenet' actor himself is being celebrated by everyone, as fans flooded Twitter with messages of gratitude and good wishes.
I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know that— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) October 16, 2021
The two-time Academy Award winner revealed during his interview, "I think it would be [my last role]. There haven't been any offers, obviously, for two years, because nobody's been making any movies I want to do. But also, I'm 88. There aren't exactly scripts pouring out with a leading man who's 88."
He was referring to his role in 'Best Sellers' as writer Harris Shaw, who goes on a book tour reluctantly after his publisher Lucy Stanbridge (Aubrey Plaza) tracks him down. Shot in 2019, the movie also stars Cary Elwes, Scott Speedman, and Ellen Wong.
During the interview, he further mentioned, "I also wrote a book, a couple of books, which were published and were successful. So, I'm now not an actor, I'm a writer, which is lovely because as an actor, you have to get up at half past 6 in the morning and go to the studio. As a writer, you can start writing without leaving the bed."
"Thank God. There can never be enough Michael Caine," a fan said, responding to the actor's latest tweet.
"What an absolute legend. We love you, Sir Michael Caine," another fan said.
A third fan could not hide their excitement as they tweeted, "OH SH*T, THANK YOU!!! I’m a selfish bastard and I can’t stand the idea of no more Michael Caine films. Keep on living and acting for as long as you wish, good sir! I first saw you as Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol and have loved your work ever since," while a fourth one wrote, "Michael Caine does what Michael Caine wants."
Thank God. There can never be enough Michael Caine. https://t.co/8ded8juWeg— Alex Gherzo (@AlexGherzo) October 17, 2021
What an absolute legend. We love you, Sir Michael Caine. https://t.co/0L7WcWUeA9— Yoko Higuchi (@theYokoHiguchi) October 17, 2021
OH SHIT, THANK YOU!!! I’m a selfish bastard and I can’t stand the idea of no more Michael Caine films. Keep on living and acting for as long as you wish, good sir! I first saw you as Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol and have loved your work ever since.— Ryan Hayes (@WordKamikaze) October 17, 2021
Michael Caine does what Michael Caine wants.— Mike Roger (@PollyWantARoger) October 17, 2021