Sir Michael Caine: Success has strengthened my faith in God
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 January 2019
Veteran star Sir Michael Caine has revealed that his career success has strengthened his belief in God
Sir Michael Caine's career success has strengthened his belief in God.
The Academy Award-winning actor – who has risen from a working-class neighbourhood in London to become one of the world's best-known stars – thinks divine intervention has helped to elevate him towards the top of the movie business.
He explained: "I don't go to church but I do believe in God. If you were me, you would have to, because how the hell this happened to me, I don't know.
"I was a nobody from nowhere who knew nothing and just set out to do something without requiring fame, money, recognition, anything."
On the other hand, Michael believes that his working-class background has, in some respects, actually helped his career.
The 85-year-old star believes fans like him because they consider him to be relatable.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "In the 60s, we were the first working-class people to become movie stars.
"The reason for that was that people didn't worship us, really. They just said, 'Oh, here's a man just like me, so we're the same, you know. And I bet if I met him he'd talk to me and have a beer.'"
Despite his success, Michael still has some career regrets, including the decision to star in the 1978 disaster-horror film 'The Swarm'.
He confessed: "It's about [killer] bees. I did it without reading the script, because I said, 'Who's in it?' and they gave this me great big star list: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Jose Ferrer. I said, 'I'll do it.'
"One day we were all having a conversation with live bees above us, and suddenly we noticed all these little black dots on our shirts. The bees were s****ing on us. And so the first review was in, but we didn't know it at the time."