74-year old actor Michael Gambon has retired from acting due to his inability to remember lines.
Gambon, who played the part of Dumbledore in Harry Potter movies, revealed in a recent interview that he was having difficulties memorizing his lines.
“It’s a horrible thing to admit, but I can’t do it. It breaks my heart. It’s when the script’s in front of me and it takes forever to learn. It’s frightening,” he said.
Gambon admitted using ear plugs, but decided to retire after all.
“There was a girl in the wings, and I had a plug in my ear so she could read me the lines,” he said. “And after about an hour, I thought, ‘This can’t work.’ You can’t be in theater, free on stage shouting and screaming and running around, with someone reading you your lines.”