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Billy Crystal Displays on Getting old and His Iconic Profession: 'I Love the Truth That I'm Going to Be 72'

Billy Crystal Reflects on Aging and His Iconic Career: 'I Love the Fact That I'm Going to Be 72'


Billy Crystal is a proud septuagenarian.

The actor and comic, who might be 72 subsequent month, has achieved loads over the course of his decades-long profession, and he feels “actually joyful” that he’s nonetheless going robust.

“I really like the truth that I’m going to be 72 and I’m having a fantastic chapter 2 and a half,” he instructed PEOPLE Now whereas sitting down for an interview together with his Standing Up, Falling Down costar Ben Schwartz.

“I’m working at a degree that I’m actually pleased with. I’m simply joyful to maintain getting probabilities to do issues. And I like to be approached by nice younger expertise simply to say ‘hello’ and discuss,” he continued, earlier than calling consideration to his upcoming movie Right here Right now which additionally stars Tiffany Haddish.

Persevering with, he added: “To get an opportunity to try this at this level, I’m simply actually blessed. You get up every single day going, ‘All proper, acquired one thing to do.’ And that’s a fantastic feeling.”

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The 2 costars additionally opened up about their generation-spanning friendship.

“My relationship with Ben began on the cellphone,” Crystal defined, including that he agreed to be in Standing Up, Falling Down after they met for the primary time.

“It was the explanation I did the film. I might solely do it with Ben,” he mentioned.

The choice to make a movie with Crystal was a no brainer for Schwartz, who grew up idolizing the star.

“If this assembly goes nicely, I get to behave in a film with an idol and an icon of mine, somebody I’ve appeared as much as my entire life,” he recalled of his thought course of on the time.

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One more reason behind their friendship is their shared love of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Throughout their time on set, the 2 males would incessantly watch video games collectively, which continued as soon as the movie had ended.

“I cherished taking him to the video games and we’d go collectively,” Crystal mentioned, joking that the actor was “caught” with him. “It’s continually enjoyable.”

“It’s additionally that, after we’re watching basketball collectively, it appears like highschool hanging out along with your buddy. It’s simply two boys watching sports activities, laughing, doing bits the whole time. It’s heaven,” Schwartz added.

Standing Up, Falling Down is taking part in in theaters now and accessible On Demand.