Christopher Plummer Says He Never Wants To Retire: ‘I Hope To Drop Dead Onstage’

Christopher Plummer loves his job, and doesn’t plan to stop doing it so long as he can help it.

The 87-year-old Canadian acting legend has a number of projects lined up, including the upcoming “The Man Who Invented Christmas” and “The Last Full Measure”. He also recently replaced Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World”, which should come out next month.

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While you might think that’s a lot for a man about to turn 88 in a few weeks, Plummer does not.

“I love my work. I love what I do,” he told The Associated Press in an interview. “I’m so sorry for a majority of people who do not like their jobs, and can’t wait to retire, which, of course, is death.”

In fact, Plummer said he has no interest in hanging up his acting career.

“I’ll never retire,” he said. “I hope to drop dead onstage. That’s what I really want to do.”

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As for the secret behind his stamina over the decades, Plummer credits his wife. “I have a very good chef as a wife,” he explained. “She knows how to cook wonderfully balanced food. She’s a real artist at it, and that’s one good reason.”

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