Bob Hoskins spoke out about how life was catching up with him and he relished having a free schedule.
The actor announced on Wednesday that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
And he told Britain's Mirror newspaper that he was happier to be spending time at home.
"I am trying to cut work down," he said. "Then I get these phone calls saying, 'Bob, there's one more you gotta do. A swansong, this is the one.'"
"But my greatest pleasure in life is a completely appointment-less day with nothing to do.
"My diary now is free, completely free. That's the way I like it. I only do what I want to do."
The 69-year-old also admitted that he found it difficult remembering things.
"My memory these days is just shot to bits," he shared.
Bob joked that he was a Covent Garden porter and "didn't want to be an actor" before finding fame in the 60s and that he "never had any ambitions in the first place."
He received a number of awards during his 40-year career and an Academy Award nomination for his role of George in Mona Lisa.
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