Jessica Lange has always wanted to retire

Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Actress Jessica Lange says she has wanted to retire from acting for 30 years but keeps getting “seduced” by her profession.

The 66-year-old actress, who has 33-year-old daughter Shura with Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as 30-year-old Hannah and 28-year-old Samuel with playwright Sam Shepard, constantly thinks about turning her back on her career to do something different but can’t help it every time she is offered an exciting new role.

“I’ve been in the process of retiring for the last 30 years. It’s becoming more and more imminent. By next year I will have been doing this for 40 years, which seems like many lifetimes. I do think, ‘It’s been great, but now I’m done.’ Maybe move on to something entirely different. My kids always tease me, ‘You’ve been retiring since we’ve known you.’ It’s true,” she told hollywoodreporter.com.

“But the thing about acting, it’s so seductive. You get drawn into a role… it’s like a love affair. There’s something really alive about it, and you remember why you were doing it to begin with. It can still seduce you after 40 years, which is kind of amazing.”

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