Michael Douglas says he's enjoying acting too much to retire

Michael Douglas says he's enjoying acting too much to retire

24 Sep 2019

Michael Douglas has no plans to quit acting anytime soon.

The actor, who is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of an ageing acting coach in The Kominsky Method, achieved stardom relatively late in life, despite being the son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.

And the 74-year-old told the Press Association at the Bafta Los Angeles Tea Party before Sunday's 22Sep19 Emmys he's having too much fun to even think about retiring.

"I was not an actor growing up, I had a lot of stage fright early in my career," he shared. "I'm enjoying myself now more than I have."

Despite his nomination for a comedy prize, he confessed his father doesn't appreciate his humour, and is shocked he earned an Emmy nod.

"I'm really savouring the fact - because my father doesn't think I'm very funny - I'm really enjoying the fact he can't get over this when he looks at the other people I'm with," he added.

Updating fans on his dad's health, the star explained: "I just had lunch with him, he's doing great. He's going to be 103 in December. He loves a good laugh, I do my best but I'm not going to be winning any award from him. He's fantastic - I never anticipated this."