Comedy legend John Cleese isn’t afraid of death. In fact, he’s very much looking forward to it!
The 74-year-old recently admitted he’s anticipating the end of the road and slowing down career-wise because of it.
When asked whether he’d write a third film following “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Fierce Creatures,” John confessed, “No, because it is too much like hard work…It is two-and-three-quarter years and I am too old for that process. If I started on it now I would die.”
Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to promote his autobiography, “So Anyway…,” the Monty Python actor added, “I have only got five or six years left and I will be gone – I won’t have to worry about ISIS or Ebola, I am looking forward to it.”
One of the many reasons he views death as a positive: “Most of the best people are dead – I will be in excellent company having a wonderful time.”
But luckily, before he goes, the talented performer decided to share his life story, which he initially wrote in pencil over the span of four months in a series of moleskin notebooks.
“I settled down to write it and it was the most enjoyable thing I’ve done for years,” John said of the process. “A great deal of the time I made myself laugh.”
A sad revelation for fans will be to learn that the Python gang were never “huge friends.” According to John, “The key to understanding Python now is we have all driven off in completely different directions.”
And the “Fawlty Towers” star also admitted he doesn’t watch comedy on television anymore. “The sad thing is, and this is quite sincere, when you have been doing comedy for as long as I do, you really do know most of the jokes,” John confessed.