Robert Redford said he would retire from acting but now he isn’t so sure.
The Oscar winner told Variety he never should have announced “The Old Man & the Gun” would be his last film.
“That was a mistake. I should never have said that,” Redford said at the film’s New York City premiere on Thursday. “If I’m going to retire, I should just slip quietly away from acting but I shouldn’t be talking about it because I think it draws too much attention in the wrong way. I want to be focused on this film and the cast.”
When asked by a reporter if he still planned on retiring following the “Old Man & the Gun” premiere, Redford said, “I’m not answering that. Keep the mystery alive.”
He told People: “It did feel like it was time, maybe, to concentrate on another category.”
Back in August, Redford told Entertainment Weekly he was likely done acting: “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I’ll] move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21… I thought, Well, that’s enough. And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?”
“The Old Man & the Gun” also stars Casey Affleck, Elisabeth Moss, and Danny Glover. It premieres Sept. 28 on the heels of strong performances at the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals.