Wanting to change the direction of their lives or simply believing they’ve done enough in front of the camera, these 5 actors have all hinted that they may retire in the near future. Explaining why they’re thinking of moving on from the acting world, these stars have suggested that they aren’t interested in acting for much longer.
Angelina wants to focus on other aspects of her life: “I’ve had a wonderful career and I’m very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have. I’m sure there will be more films but I am happy I am able to be selective and have fun with characters like this but I would like to focus on writing and directing and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN.”
Charlie says he plans to retire from acting very soon: “When I’m done with this business it’s just going to be about soccer games and amusem*nt parks. And when [Anger Management] ends, I’m done. This is my swan song. I’ve been doing this 30 years. And there’s a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know? I mean, I’m grateful. I’ve got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space.”
Johnny says he isn’t retiring right now but thinks he will end his career in the near future: “I wouldn’t say I am dropping out any second but I would say it’s not too far away. At a certain point you start thinking and when you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and you realise you’ve said written words more than you’ve had a chance to say your own words that becomes an insane option for a human being. Are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yes, I wouldn’t mind that.”
She may still be young, but Lena admits she isn’t enjoying being in front of the camera: “I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore, I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.”
Sylvester says he will stop acting and already thinks he should have quit: “I’m on borrowed time. At this age I hear the ticking clock and it’s as loud as the gong on Big Ben (London’s famous clock tower). The ultimate ambition is to follow in Clint Eastwood’s footsteps and move on to directing films without me having to be in them. I’m on borrowed time and know my longevity will be predicted on being able to make that move.”