Monty Python star Eric Idle says he continues to work into his 80s for financial reasons.
The comedian and actor, known for his role as Sir Robin in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, who is not as brave as Sir Lancelot, and many other characters in the group's films and series, sold his home last year. he said.
In a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), the idol also said the following. Python is a disaster.
“Spamalot made money 20 years ago. I have to work for a living. It's not easy at this age.”
Idle created the medieval musical “Spamalot,'' which won the Tony Award for Best Musical after appearing on Broadway. He also appeared in Shrek the Third and appeared on Monty Python Live (mostly) in 2014 with some of the troupe.
The idol, who has been based in Los Angeles for much of the past few decades, also thanked her followers for their “kind words and encouragement.”
“It means a lot to me,” the idol added.
He also seemed surprised by the downturn in their fortunes after the success of Monty Python.
“We own everything we've ever made with Python, but never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that at this age our source of income would be cut off in such a tragic way,” Idle wrote. ing.
“Fucking documentaries,” he told the streaming giant when asked if documentaries on Netflix were helpful.
The idol also said, “I'm fine. I'm engaged and writing. That's what I love most about doing. I'm creating a new show. It feels completely normal. I've been doing this since 1963.'' I learned a lot. But then I had a great mentor.”
In September 2022, he said he survived pancreatic cancer after a rare early diagnosis and appeared on the US celebrity singing show “The Masked Singer.”
With Graham Chapman, Fawlty Towers star John Cleese, Fear and Losing in Las Vegas director Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and travel writer Sir Michael Palin, Idol starred in the 1969 comedy Established a troupe.
Mr Chapman died in 1989 at the age of 48 from tonsil cancer, and Mr Jones died in 2020 at the age of 77 from a rare form of dementia.
In 2013, the producers of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail won a royalties battle with the comedy team in the High Court for a cut of Spamalot's profits.