Monday, September 15, 2014
Moore Of The Same Please: Sir Roger Moore Has No Plans To Retire
Simon Edge at the British newspaper the Express offers a piece on actor Sir Roger Moore and his new book (called One Lucky Bastard in the US and Last Man Standing in the UK).
"Retirement is when the phone stops ringing," he says.
"Actors don't retire. We've never had to work very hard in our lives so we may as well go on doing it."
His latest project is a book, his third venture into print, in which he says he wants to share some of the fun he has experienced with showbiz folk in his long and illustrious career.
It is a hilarious read but it is not all suitable for publication in a family newspaper.
An anecdote on the first page about Grace Kelly complaining her face has been airbrushed on to Ava Gardner's body - "I do not have t*** like that!" - sets the pace and then we are racing through stories about Lana Turner effing and blinding, Joan Collins sneering at movie boss Darryl Zanuck's desktop mould of his own member ("I've seen bigger things crawl out of cabbages"), then fast-cutting to lavatorial stories about Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Dors and Dirk Bogarde, the last involving a lost denture. And that's just the first couple of chapters.
Couldn't he have told some tales I can actually repeat?
"That's nothing," he says, and proceeds to tell me a story he didn't include about Tony Curtis, his co-star in 1970s TV series The Persuaders, insulting Collins with the rudest word in the English language.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
Note: I enjoyed Sir Roger Moore's previous two books and I look forward to reading this one.