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Austin Butler Reveals Why He Considered Retiring & What Made Him Change His Mind

Austin Butler Reveals Why He Considered Retiring & What Made Him Change His Mind

Austin Butler is on top of his game right now as he is collecting awards for his work in Elvis. However, he was considering leaving the industry behind a couple of years ago.

The 31-year-old Oscar nominee revealed that he had considered retiring and pursuing a different career path. He also explained what convinced him to change his mind during a recent interview.

Read more about Austin Butler’s decision…

Austin spoke with Access Hollywood at the 2023 Oscars Nominees Luncheon on Monday (February 13) and said that he was questioning his career around when his mom passed away in 2014.

“After my mom passed away it put things in a different perspective where I started to question if this was a profession that could help the world or anything,” he recalled.

He continued, saying “There’s times when you’re also not getting to do what you really dream of doing, and you kind of question if you’ll ever get to that point of being able to work with the people that you’ve always wanted to.”

However, Austin‘s perspective changed: “And then I thought of all those times I’ve gone into a movie and come out, and the world’s felt more vibrant. Or I’ve had a cathartic moment where I needed a good cry, and I saw a film that made me cry. Or I needed a laugh, and it made me laugh. I thought that’s what I get to be a part of, and storytelling has been part of humanity since the dawn of time. I feel really honored to be a part of that sort of lineage.”

He also said that he felt “like a kid in a candy store” with his current situation.

Clearly, Austin is as glad that he stuck with acting as we are!

The actor recently reflected on the first time he met Tom Hanks.

Watch Austin Butler talk about retiring below…

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