From Sky News, by Katie Spencer
- The actor, who voted for the UK to leave the EU, told Sky News he would “rather be a poor master than a rich servant”.
- Sir Michael Caine says Brexit was not about racism or immigrants
- Sir Michael Caine has said he is confident Britain’s exit from the EU “will be alright” and that British people have voted for “freedom”.
The film star told Sky News: “I think it will be alright.
“I voted for Brexit … what it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”
“It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom.”
The acting legend spoke about Brexit while promoting his new film, Going In Style.
“Politics is always chaotic.
“In politics you’re always going into areas you’ve never been before, so you’re going to get lost and then you’re going to find your way, and then it’ll be alright.”
Going In Style sees the 84-year-old star alongside Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.
The trio play lifelong pals who decide to carry out a bank robbery, vowing to get revenge on the banks after their pensions stop paying out because their former employer goes bust.
Coincidentally, it isn’t the only heist film Sir Michael has been cast in. His next movie will be based on the £14m Hatton Garden jewellery raid.
“They say ‘We’re looking for an old cockney thief – I know Michael Caine!'” he laughs.
“I’m playing Brian Reader, who when he did that robbery was 73.
“I knew I was going to get a phone call, I said to my wife ‘here’s my next part, I think’.”
Although he plays a retired older gentlemen in Going In Style, Sir Michael says he has no intention of giving up acting.
“People always say ‘are you going to retire?’ and of course the movie business retires you.”
Providing the parts are coming, Sir Michael said he cannot see why any actor would choose to walk away.
“You get paid a fortune for kissing the most beautiful women in the world – not a bad job is it?
“That’s why none of us retire early.”