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

Morgan Freeman arrives on the red carpet at the "Going in Style" world premiere at SVA Theatre on March 30 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

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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