Redford: Mistake to say I was retiring

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him after all.

Last month, Hollywood screen legend Robert Redford (right) said he was finished with acting and planned to focus on directing.

But in an interview published on Friday, he said he may have spoken too soon.

"That was a mistake. I should never have said that," the 82-year-old US actor told the entertainment publication Variety at the New York premiere of his latest film, The Old Man & The Gun, which opens here on Jan 17.

"If I am going to retire, I should just slip quietly away from acting, but I shouldn't be talking about it because I think it draws too much attention in the wrong way. I want to be focused on this film and the cast," he said.

The comments backtracked from what he told Entertainment Weekly in early August: "Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting."

So what does the future hold? Is Old Man his last movie or not?

"I'm not answering that," he told Variety. "Keep the mystery alive." - AFP