Morgan Freeman on whether he plans to quit acting: 'Who's going to retire?'

By Karen Butler  |  April 6, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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April 6 (UPI) -- Going in Style co-stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin -- who are all well over the age of 70 -- say they have no plans to give up acting.

"That's not even a question. Who's going to retire?" Freeman said at a recent New York press conference, alongside his co-stars.

"No, the movies retires you," Caine observed. "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.'"

"For the past six, seven years, I open a script and I say: 'What page do I die on? Oh, man, I made it to page 64, not bad.' People say, 'Isn't that depressing?' I say, 'No, that's good practice,'" Arkin said.

"I look at all these parts and I say, 'I go home early on that day.' Because I go out before the conversation finishes," Caine quipped.

Directed by Zach Braff and in theaters Friday, Going in Style is a remake of the 1979 comedy by the same name, which starred Art Carney, George Burns and Lee Strasberg. Like the original, the updated version follows cash-strapped seniors who turn to crime to pay the bills. The cast also includes Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, John Ortiz and Joey King.

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