Steve Martin is considering retirement after only murders in the building

“Once this television show is finished, I won’t be looking for others,” Martin explained. “I would just work a little less. Maybe.”

Steve Martin is still writing his LA Story, just not for the screen.

The legendary comedian has been in Hollywood for over 60 years, but Martin said he was ready to retire from the big screen after his beloved Hulu crime series Only Murders in the Building ended.

“Once this television show is done, I won’t be looking for others,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter. “I will not look for other films. I don’t want to make cameos. Oddly enough, it is.”

However, Martin assured that he will continue to be in the public eye.

“My wife always says, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something,'” Martin, who is directing a documentary about his life story (“20 Feet from Fame”) with Oscar winner Morgan Neville. said. “I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.”

The Saturday Night Live graduate will be the focus of the upcoming AppleTV+ documentary, which is being produced by A24 and Tremolo Productions. The 76-year-old actor is also looking forward to spending time with his wife and nine-year-old daughter.

“I have a family life that’s really fun,” Martin said of working on his own terms. “To make a film now, to live somewhere else, I’m not ready for that anymore. I can’t disappear for three months.”

Martin noted that even signing for Only Murders in the Building, which he also created and produced with John Hoffman, had certain work-life balance requirements. Martin ordered that filming should take place in New York City and that he be home by 6 p.m. each night. While “that part didn’t work out,” his casting of real-life best friend Martin Short on the series did. Both Martin and Short are Emmy nominees this year, completing a total of 17 Emmy nominations for season one, including Best Comedy. Only Murders in the Building also broke records, becoming Hulu’s most-watched original comedy on the platform.

Off screen, Martin has an upcoming book called Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions and is touring a live comedy show with Short.

“I think Steve learned the joy of working together,” Short said of longtime collaborator Martin after meeting him in the 1986 film Three Amigos!

The Bowfinger star continued: “Throughout his standup life, he was alone. Now when he succeeds, he can celebrate with someone. And when something explodes, he can actually laugh about it – instead of just being alone with it.”

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