In the domain of Hollywood, there is little that Michael Caine has not come across in his 84 years. On the cusp of starring in the heist comedy Going in Style alongside his Dark Knight co-star Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, the veteran opened up on his illustrious career and where he wants to go from here.
Although the Zach Braff title has received mix reviews from critics prior to it's April 7 opening, Caine continues to enjoy the limelight and the perks that come with it. Speaking with the domestic press in Sky News this week, he outlined the immense rewards that are on offer.
Money and Babes, Why Give It Away Now?
Making the point that a film career is a natural process, Caine explained that the pro's far outweigh the con's when it comes to work versus retirement.
“People always say ‘are you going to retire?’ and of course the movie business retires you,” he said. “You get paid a fortune for kissing the most beautiful women in the world – not a bad job is it? That’s why none of us retire early.”
Not in a position to have to fight over scripts or bend to someone else's wishes, the actor knows that his time will come when the industry decides.
"No, the movies retires you. You don't retire from the movies. You don't get a script or the script's crap or the money's no good and you say, 'I'd rather stay home and watch TV.' I look at all these parts and I say, 'I go home early on that day.' Because I go out before the conversation finishes."
Freedom or Free and Dumb? Caine In Favor of New Order
The U.K.'s departure from the EU left billions around the world puzzled and confused as to why the isle would choose division from Europe at such a tumultuous time. While the far right were lobbying for the change that managed to win out in 2016, the Inception star attempted to calm people's fears before admitting that he as in favor of the move to begin with.
“I think it will be alright,” he began. “I voted for Brexit. What it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant. It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom.”
Arguing that any push into the unknown is a risk, Caine believes all parties will stabilize and return to former glories.
“In politics you’re always going into areas you’ve never been before, so you’re going to get lost and then you’re going to find your way, and then it’ll be alright.”