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Eugene Levy Suggests He Could Be Nearing Retirement: “Not Ruling Anything Out”

Eugene Levy admitted he’s looking at the future of his acting career and believes retirement may not be too far away.

The 77-year-old actor-comedian, who had a career resurgence in the past decade thanks to the comedy series Schitt’s Creek, recently opened up to The Independent about potentially stepping back from acting sooner rather than later.

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“I’m not afraid of retirement,” Levy confessed. “I love it when I have nothing on the agenda, I really do. I love getting up and the only big decision is where to go for lunch. There’s nothing wrong with that.”

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The Reluctant Traveler host explained that he’s not seeking out any long-term projects, but rather ones that better align with his current schedule and require fewer time commitments.

“I’ll take on jobs that I find really interesting, and jobs that won’t be too time-consuming — but I don’t think I’d get into another series where you’re working six days a week for five months straight,” he added.

While Levy was initially known for his comedic roles on SCTV, Canada’s sketch comedy show similar to Saturday Night Live, it wasn’t until he starred as Jim’s dad in the American Pie franchise in the late ’90s that he really cemented his place in Hollywood. He later went on to star in several other memorable projects, including Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and For Your Consideration, before co-creating Schitt’s Creek with his son Dan Levy. The show ran for six seasons from 2015 to 2020.

The actor also noted to The Independent that he’s not going anywhere just yet. Earlier this year, it was revealed that he would be joining Only Murders in the Building season four, which signals nothing is fully off the table for him.

“No, not ruling anything out,” Levy said. “Including retirement, but I think there’s still a few jobs in me left.”

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