In a recent interview, Steve Martin, the Emmy and Grammy-winning performer, hinted that he may be ready to take a step back from his busy schedule. After co-creating the real-crime parody “Only Murders in the Building” for Hulu, Martin revealed that he plans to “work a bit less.” It seems that he wants to prioritize something special in his life – his family.
“I have a wonderful family life,” Martin shared. “I’m no longer willing to relocate for a movie or be away for months at a time.” It’s clear that spending more time with his wife, writer Anne Stringfield, and their 9-year-old daughter is a top priority for him. After all, family is priceless.
Despite this desire to reduce his professional commitments, Martin emphasized that retirement is not on the horizon. “I have no interest in retiring,” he stated firmly. Instead, he hopes to strike a balance between work and personal life. Perhaps, as Martin puts it, he just wants to “work a little less” and savor the precious moments with his loved ones.
Steve Martin’s remarkable career has spanned over 60 years, making him a true Renaissance man of modern entertainment. From his frequent appearances on “Saturday Night Live” to his success as an actor, comedian, author, and playwright, Martin has left an indelible mark on the industry. He even has an impressive collection of five Grammy Awards and is known for his incredible banjo skills.
And while Martin may be considering stepping back from the big screen, his recent project, “Only Murders in the Building,” on Hulu has proven to be a hit. In the show, he plays a lonely Manhattanite who joins forces with a peculiar theatrical director (Martin Short) and a sardonic millennial (Selena Gomez) to create a podcast about a series of murders that took place in their luxurious apartment building.
In addition to his television success, Martin is set to be the subject of an upcoming documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville. The film will delve into his extraordinary six-decade career, highlighting his many talents and contributions to the entertainment world. With A24 as the co-producer, this documentary is sure to capture the essence of Martin’s legacy.
Despite his already impressive accolades, Martin continues to be recognized for his outstanding work. This year, he received three Emmy nominations for “Only Murders in the Building,” including best comedy series, best comedy series writing, and best lead actor in a comedy series. It’s clear that his talent and charisma are still as captivating as ever.
So, while Steve Martin may be considering reducing his workload, he remains a beloved figure and an icon in the entertainment industry. His decision to prioritize family while continuing to leave his mark on the world is both admirable and inspiring. As he once said, “There’s a point in your career when people are longing to see you.” And now, in his personal life, he knows it’s time to show up and cherish life’s most precious moments.