At the recent Emmys, Martin Short was giving an interview and joked that his career would be over if his longtime buddy and collaborator Steve Martin ever retired. He also added that he didn’t believe that was even possible and hoped he never would. Short was at the Emmy Awards red carpet and is co-starring with Steve Martin and Selena Gomez in the series Only Murders in the Building.
Martin Short Was Asked if He Knew if Martin Would Retire
Martin Short was also asked if he himself would really consider retirement if Steve Martin did it. To a similar question, Steve had recently answered that he wasn’t planning to actively seek out other movies or shows and clarified that doing a television show while touring with Martin Short and publishing a book felt like a retirement to him. Short said he wasn’t actively considering retirement and hoped Steve Martin was never going to really retire.
Martin Short and Steve Martin Were Both Nominated for an Emmy
Martin, along with Short, was up for outstanding actor in a comedy series but the Emmy went to Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso. Though Martin is certainly going to slow down his career, he wasn’t calling it an official retirement either. The actor and comedian said he wasn’t interested in doing stand-up or taking on movies, but pointed out that retirement wasn’t the perfect word for what comes next for him. He also said that he didn’t want to do cameos either. The reason for all this is that Martin has been in entertainment since 1968 and is now prioritizing his life off-screen.
Steve Martin said that he had a family life that was really fun and he wasn’t willing to go film a movie someplace else anymore, pointing out how he didn’t want to disappear from their lives for three months. He also mentioned how his wife, Anne Stringfield, kept telling him that he was always saying he was going to retire but would always come up with something, so he wanted to just work a little less.