Maybe Steve Martin is getting ready to hang up his banjo.
In a recent interview, the Emmy and Grammy-winning musician stated that after “Only Murders in the Building,” the Hulu real-crime spoof he co-created, he would “work a bit less.”
“Once this television programme is over, I will not look for others.” I’m not going to look for any other films. I refuse to make cameo appearances. Strangely, this is it,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I have no interest in retiring,” he told the publication. “I’m not. However, I would work a little less. Maybe.”
Martin claimed that if he lowered his professional obligations, he would be able to spend more time with his wife, novelist Anne Stringfield, and his 9-year-old daughter.
“I have a wonderful family life,” he said. “I’m no longer willing to relocate for a film shoot.” I’m not supposed to go missing for three months.”
Martin is so considered as one of the great Renaissance men of contemporary entertainment. He is a comedian, actor, novelist, and writer who has appeared on 15 episodes of “Saturday Night Live.” He has five Grammys, is an accomplished banjo player, and still performs across the country.
In recent years, he has begun to reduce the number of Hollywood films in which he has appeared. The actor’s most recent full-length film role was in Ang Lee’s 2016 film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”
Morgan Neville, who has produced Apple TV+ specials about Fred Rogers and acclaimed chef Anthony Bourdain, will focus on Martin’s 60-year career in his next documentary. A24, the famed indie studio, will co-produce the movie.
Martin was nominated for three Emmys this year for his work on “Only Murders in the Building,” including best comedy series, best comedy series writing, and best lead actor in a comedy series. The second season of the show is coming to a conclusion.
In ‘Only killings’, he plays a lonely Manhattanite who records a podcast about a succession of killings that occurred in their affluent apartment block with the help of a bizarre theatrical director (Martin Short) and a caustic millennial (Selena Gomez).
The prolific and well-liked singer struck a modest tone in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “There’s a point in your career when people are longing to see you,” he said. “In my personal life, I need to show up now more than ever.”