Red­ford says he’s re­tir­ing from act­ing to fo­cus on di­rect­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Film star Robert Red­ford says he’s re­tir­ing soon from act­ing to fo­cus on di­rect­ing.

In an on­line in­ter­view with his grand­son Dy­lan Red­ford, the 80-year-old star says he’s get­ting tired of act­ing.

“I’m an im­pa­tient per­son so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take af­ter take af­ter take,” he says.

He notes in the in­ter­view — pub­lished in the blog of the Walker Art Cen­ter in Min­neapo­lis — that he has two act­ing projects in the works: “Our Souls at Night,” with Jane Fonda, which he calls “a love story for older peo­ple who get a sec­ond chance in life,” and “The Old Man and the Gun,” with Casey Af­fleck and Sissy Spacek.

“Once they’re done, then I’m go­ing to say, ‘OK, that’s good­bye to all that,’ and then just fo­cus on di­rect­ing,” Red­ford says.

Robert Red­ford

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