Sir Michael Caine is glad not to have to communicate with intimacy coordinators.
The veteran actor, 90, in a new interview for Daily mail.
When asked what he thought of intimacy coordinators, Caine replied, “Really? Seriously? What are they? We never had that in my day.”
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Legendary British actor, whose breakthrough role was in 1964 Zuluhe went on to say, “Thank God I’m 90 and not playing lovers anymore is all I can say.”
“In my day, you just did a love scene and got on with it without anyone interfering,” he continued. “Everything has changed.”
Caine, who was talking to the socket The great fugitive actor Sir John Standing, also discussed political correctness.
Asked if children or grandchildren of veterans try to introduce them to the terminology, Standing, 89, said: “They do. All the time. And I’m doing my best.”
“Me too,” Caine said Daily mail. “But it’s boring not being able to speak your mind and not being able to call anyone ‘honey’.”
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Michael Caine (centre) and Sir John Standing (third from right) at the premiere of ‘The Great Escaper.’
Standing continued, “I keep getting told I can’t say this or that because it’s inappropriate.”
“And I still call everyone ‘honey,'” he added, and Caine agreed, “Oh, yeah.”
The V for Vendetta the actor said that learning to speak in a politically correct manner is “like learning a new language” – and that he and Caine are “doing their best”.
“I’m trying, but it’s hard,” Caine added, noting that he likes to learn not only from his family members, but also “from friends who are younger than me.”
Standing echoed his costar, saying, “I love being around young people. The secret to old age is hanging out with people much younger than you, which is why I love spending time with my 9-year-old grandson, who watches him play Minecraft for hours — and gets furious when I call it ‘witchcraft’ ‘ a mistake.”
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“Yes,” Caine agreed. “Because as you get older, you inevitably think about death, but as soon as you have grandchildren, your focus shifts. You think of them.”
He continued: “You want to go on living because they’re very much a part of you and you want to live forever to see what they do with their lives. You just want to keep going.”
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Inspired by a true story, the upcoming film of the actors The great fugitive stars Caine as Bernard Jordan, a man who in 2014 “staged a ‘great escape’ from his nursing home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings,” according to the synopsis.
According to Caine, the film could be his last.
“Now I’m 90 bloody years old and I can’t walk properly and all that,” Caine said The Telegraph earlier this month. “I’m kind of retired now.”
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The Oscar winner also told the newspaper that the main character from the film brought him back to the big screen after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I was so happy to do it,” Caine said. “I just loved the character of Bernie. I thought it was amazing, and it was so beautifully written.”
He continued: “With COVID and all, I didn’t work for three years and I thought I was done. And suddenly I did it and it was so wonderful.”