Youth: Michael Caine would have starred in Paolo Sorrentino's film 'for nothing'
Michael Caine knows there aren’t as many acting roles for “a lady or old man” as there should be — so that’s why getting the script for Youth, a Paolo Sorrentino comedy-drama about two 70-somethings vacationing in the Swiss Alps, was such a relief.
“You don’t get a lot of those scripts,” he told EW at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I usually play the father for a couple of weeks and then go home. And then when I read the script, it was so incredible for me.” He jokingly added, “Don’t tell him, but I would have done it for nothing. But I didn’t.”
Caine plays opposite Harvey Keitel in the film, which also stars Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz. “It’s going to be about different things for different people,” Keitel explains. “The movie is certainly a movie that begs discussion, reflection, a few drinks maybe.”
Watch Caine, Keitel, Dano, and Weisz discuss what drew them to the project above, and seeYouth in theaters now.