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.