Martin Short on Steve Martin’s Possible Retirement


Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Are you not ready to say goodbye? Steve MartinRecently, he suggested that he was ready for retirement after. Only Murders in the House — but costar Martin Short isn’t so convinced.

The longtime friends walked together on Monday, September 12th, on the red carpet at the 2022 Emmy Awards. They stopped to chat about their respective nominations and discuss their work on the Hulu hit series. When asked about his retirement, the 77 year-old replied that he had just retired. Pink PantherActor tried to clear the air.

“That’s a little overstated,” Martin explained to E! News. “They asked me, ‘Are you thinking about retirement?’ And I said, ‘Well, this is it. I’m doing a television show, I’ve got a book coming out and I’m touring with this guy. … So that kind of is my retirement. That’s what it’s going to look like.”

Tony winner Short, for his part, said that Martin would never be able to escape showbiz. “I can’t imagine him ever retiring,” Short teased. “I hope not because then, you know … you know what happens to me.”

One month before Los Angeles was taken over by the Emmys, the Cheaper by the DozenIn an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor spoke candidly about his career prospects. The Hollywood Reporter. “When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it,” he noted in the August interview.

Martin Short Can't Imagine 'Only Murders in the Building' Costar Steve Martin 'Ever' Retiring From Acting

Martin Short and Steve Martin in ‘Only Murders In The Building.’
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Martin acknowledged that retirement had been on Martin’s mind for some time. “We were very happy just doing the live show,” he said, referring to his You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!Short will accompany you on your tour. “There may be a natural end to that — somebody gets sick, somebody just wears out — but I wouldn’t do it without Marty.”

Both comedians are up to Outstanding Lead Actor for Comedy Series for their roles Only Murders in the HouseThis also stars Selena GomezAnd Cara Delevingne. The series premiered in August 2021 to great critical acclaim. It quickly became a fan favorite and was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Gomez, 30, was not among the lucky A-listers announced when nominations were revealed in July — and Martin was quick to claim his young costar was snubbed. “We’re dismayed that Selena was not nominated because she’s so crucial to our performances, really,” he told The New York Times.

The former Disney Channel star didn’t accompany her fellow Hulu stars on Monday’s red carpet, but the men were determined to have a fun-filled night at the Emmys regardless. “We’re ready to do some damage,” the dynamic duo teased before the ceremony began as Short quipped, “There are two living legends on the show, but Selena Gomez isn’t here.”

Martin and Short also won Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series. Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Bill Hader (Barry) and Donald Glover (Atlanta).