Robin Williams: 'I'm Taking Things Slowly'

Robin Williams is taking his movie career slowly.

The comedy actor admits he has been through periods where he has made too many films in a short period, and since undergoing heart surgery in early 2009 he intends to work on fewer projects.

He said: "In one two-year period I made eight movies. At one point the jokes was there's a movie out without you in it.

"You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realise, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you. Now, after the heart surgery, I'll take it slow."

The 59-year-old star also reveals he has made movies in the past to "pay bills".

He told The Guardian newspaper: "We'll I've had a lot of people tell me they watched 'Old Dogs' with their kids and had a good time. It paid the bills. Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money.

"You know what you're getting into, totally. You know they're going to make it goofy. And that's OK."


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