“Thank God I’m 90”: Christian Bale’s The Dark Knight Co-Star is Frustrated He Can’t Call Anyone ‘Darling’ Anymore

"Thank God I'm 90": Christian Bale's The Dark Knight Co-Star is Frustrated He Can't Call Anyone 'Darling' Anymore
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Michael Caine, an esteemed British acting legend, has illuminated the silver screen with his captivating acting for many years. Recognized for his unique voice and adaptability in diverse roles, he’s been honored with various accolades, including two Academy Awards. Caine’s remarkable career has undeniably made an enduring impact on the realm of cinema, solidifying his esteemed reputation.

Michael Caine
Oscar winner Michael Caine

However, the 90-year-old Oscar-winning actor finds contemporary film sets overly constrained by political correctness, lamenting that even terms of endearment are now considered off-limits.

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Political Correctness Frustrates Michael Caine

Renowned Oscar recipient Michael Caine, known for his roles in numerous romantic films throughout his illustrious career, expressed his perplexity about the necessity of intimacy coordinators on film sets in a recent interview with The Daily Mail. But the 90-year-old actor also lamented the modern restraint that prevents the casual use of terms of endearment like ‘darling,’ deeming it somewhat uneventful.

Michael Caine
Michael Caine

Caine told The Daily Mail:

“Really? Seriously? What are they? We never had that in my day. Thank God I’m 90 and don’t play lovers anymore is all I can say. In my day, you just did the love scene and got on with it without anyone interfering. It’s all changed.”

During the same interview, Michael Caine also voiced his disapproval of what’s commonly referred to as “wokeness” or heightened political correctness on film sets, describing it as unexciting. He expressed frustration at the restrictions it imposes, preventing open expression and the casual use of endearing terms like ‘darling.’


Although Michael Caine is grateful that he’s not required to perform intimate scenes at his age, he has a history of such moments in his celebrated career. One of the most talked-about instances is his kiss with the late Christopher Reeve, renowned for his Superman role, in Sidney Lumet’s 1982 dark comedy thriller, Deathtrap.

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The Dark Knight Actor Talks About Retiring From Acting

At the age of 90, the inevitable challenges of old age have made their presence felt in the life of the actor. From mobility issues to occasional falls and balance problems, Michael Caine is confronting the realities of aging.

Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971)
Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971)

In a recent conversation with the Telegraph, Caine openly acknowledged his 90 years of age and confessed to struggling with mobility, noting that he can no longer walk with ease. The actor revealed that he’s essentially imposing a self-imposed retirement upon himself, making his forthcoming role in the upcoming movie The Great Escaper his swan song.

Caine told The Telegraph:

“I am bloody 90 now, and I can’t walk properly and all that. I sort of am retired now.”

During the ongoing interview, Michael Caine expressed deep contentment with his life and even proudly celebrated the fact that he’s had the privilege of living to the grand age of 90.


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Source: The Daily Mail, The Telegraph


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