Steve Martin is one of the all-time great legends of comedy, but the legendary funny man admits he is considering retirement.
Martin has become a star to a new generation of fans thanks to his starring role in the Disney+ hit 'Only Murderers In The Building', but the comedy icon told The Hollywood Reporter that once that show comes to an end, he is ready to step away from the screen.
“When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter.
"I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it.”
Martin has assured fans that he will stay in the public limelight, however.
“My wife keeps saying, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something."
Martin is happy with making projects on his own terms, as it allows him to spend more time with his family.
"I have a family life that’s really fun - so to film a movie now, to go someplace else to live, I’m not willing to do that anymore. I can’t disappear for three months."
Signing on for the hit comedy show required a certain set of stipulations so the star could be close to his family.
Martin mandated that filming of the hit show takes place in New York City, and that he "needed to be home every night by 6 p.m."
He admitted the latter demand "didn't work out," but he was successful in lobbying for his best friend Martin Short to be cast in the series.
Prior to his late career revival on 'Only Murderers In The Building', Martin had a robust film career, ranging from his cult comedies like 'The Jerk' and 'Little Shop Of Horrors' to big hits like 'Parenthood', 'Father Of The Bride' and 'Three Amigos'.
Martin won an Emmy all the way back in 1969 for writing, but this year marks the first time he has secured a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
'Only Murderers In The Building' has been a smash hit for Disney+, with Martin's co-stars Martin Short and Selena Gomez also receiving critical acclaim for their performances in the comedy.