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Steve Martin clarifies retirement remarks as 'overstated' as he plans on remaining busy in career


Steve Martin clarifies retirement remarks as ‘overstated’ as he plans on remaining busy with Only Murders in the Building and other projects

Steve Martin has amended past remarks he made on his retirement plans.

The 77-year-old actor initially told The Hollywood Reporter last month that he had did not have any immediate career plans beyond his current stint on the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building, in which he plays Charles-Haden Savage.

‘When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others,’ said Martin, who appears on the series with longtime confidante Martin Short and Selena Gomez. ‘I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it.’

The latest: Steve Martin, 77, has amended past remarks he made on his retirement plans, after he said in a recent interview that he had did not have any immediate career plans beyond his stint on the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building. He was pictured at the Emmys last week

The latest: Steve Martin, 77, has amended past remarks he made on his retirement plans, after he said in a recent interview that he had did not have any immediate career plans beyond his stint on the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building. He was pictured at the Emmys last week

Martin this past week said that the message inherent was ‘a little overstated,’ as he meant he was happy with his current slate of projects.

‘They asked me, “Do you think about retirement?” the Parenthood actor told E! News correspondent Laverne Cox on the red carpet at the Emmys, alongside Short. ‘I said, “Well this is it. I’m doing a television show, I’ve got a book coming out and I’m touring with [Martin Short]. That kind of is my retirement – that’s what it’s going to look like.’

Short referenced their multiple collaborations, adding, ‘I can’t imagine him ever retiring, I hope not, because then you know what happens to me.’

In his interview with THR, Martin said that he has ‘a family life that’s really fun,’ and limits his schedule.

Martin told E! News that he has a number of projects in the works, also including a book and live comedy shows with frequent collaborator Martin Short. He was pictured in LA in June

Martin told E! News that he has a number of projects in the works, also including a book and live comedy shows with frequent collaborator Martin Short. He was pictured in LA in June

Martin plays Charles-Haden Savage on the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building

Martin plays Charles-Haden Savage on the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building 

‘To film a movie now, to go someplace else to live, I’m not willing to do that anymore,’ he said. ‘I can’t disappear for three months.’

The Planes, Trains & Automobiles star noted how his wife, Anne Stringfield, ‘keeps saying, “You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something.”‘

Martin added: ‘I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.’

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