Steve Martin clears his comment about his plan to retire after Only Murders in the Building wraps up. As his remark has spawned different assumptions, the veteran comedian reveals his words have been "taken out of context."
A lot were surprised when Martin seemed to allude that he was about to retire from the entertainment business. He has been in the industry for more than five decades, so will Hollywood lose one of its gems?
Will Steve Martin Retire?
In an interview with E! News on the Emmy Awards' red carpet, via People, Martin revealed his real plans for his career.
He cleared that retiring wasn't simply leaving the business when Only Murders in the Building ended, hinting it was more than that.
"It's a little overstated," he said. "They asked me, 'Do you think about retirement?' I said, 'Well this is it. I'm doing a television show, I've got a book coming out, and I'm touring with [Short]. That kind of is my retirement — that's what it's going to look like."
Martin's interview with The Hollywood Reporter in August was taken out of context.
In fact, he said at the time, "I'm really not interested in retiring. I'm not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe."
Martin Short Weighs in on Steve Martin-Retiring Issue
Martin Short also can't help but talk about Martin's alleged plans to retire. In the same interview, the Canadia-American actor said he couldn't imagine his pal and long-time collaborator retiring.
"I hope not because then you know what happens to me," he joked.
For the past 40 years, these two have been working together, doing several projects to their credit, per ScreenRant.
They have established incredible chemistry that only they can make. This is probably what makes Only Murders in the Building unique, making it an instant fan favorite and loved by many.
Steve Martin's Illustrious Career
Martin started his career in the late 1960s. From a nobody, he has become of the most bankable comedy stars of a generation.
He has made several box office hits, like Three Amigos, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, and Father of the Bride, among others.
He has also hosted the Academy Awards thrice and has been named as the second-most-frequent host of Saturday Night Live.
He already retired from acting in 2009 but returned with a bang. Martin again gets everyone's attention as the star, executive producer, and creator of the hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, which also earned Emmy nominations.
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