Steve Martin Clarifies His Remarks About Retirement: It's a Little Overstated

Steve Martin Clarifies His Remarks About Retirement: It's a Little Overstated ...

Steve Martin made some waves recently when he hinted that he might step down if Only Murders in the Building fails. The murder mystery comedy that Martin co-created and stars in alongside Martin Short and Selena Gomez is still a ratings juggernaut, but the comedy legend has indicated that it might be his last project.

Martin said at the time that he would not seek other broadcasters when this television show is over. I will not seek other films. I do not want to do cameos. This is, strangely, the case.

He added that his family life makes him less willing to take on tasks that require him to travel (Only Murders in the Building is a film set in New York City, where he lives).

Martin said that his family lives are extremely enjoyable. Im not willing to continue filming unless I am forced to. I can't stand to go for three months.

Martin addressed E! on the Emmys red carpet (via People), saying he does not intend to go completely absent anytime soon. While Martin is content with his current schedule, writing books, and touring his live comedy troupe with Martin Short

Martin said the quote is a bit overstated. They asked me, Do you think about retirement? I said, Well, this is it. Im doing a television show, I have a book coming out, and I am touring with [Short]. That's how my retirement will look like.'

Martin Short agreed with the sentiment, joking that he hopes that his frequent collaborator keeps working so that they can both remain professionally relevant.

Short said he cannot imagine him resigning anytime. I hope not, because then you'll know what happens to me.

Only Murders in the Building has already been renewed for a third season, and Hulu appears to be eager to keep producing the series. Season 1 was nominated for 17 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and was awarded three trophies for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.