Sir Michael Caine Says Brexit Vote "Was About Freedom"

The actor is confident Britain "will be alright" when it leaves the EU

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Sir Michael Caine has revealed his vote for Brexit was about "freedom", and he's confident that Britain's exit from the EU "will be alright".

The 84-year-old actor - who is currently promoting Zach Braff's crime comedy Going in Style - told Sky News: "I think it will be alright.

"I voted for Brexit... what it is with me, I'd rather be a poor master than a rich servant."

"It wasn't about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom."

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He added that the British public will eventually find their way amidst the confusion and choas that the EU referendum has caused, continuing: "Politics is always chaotic.

"In politics you're always going into areas you've never been before, so you're going to get lost and then you're going to find your way, and then it'll be alright."

Caine stars alongside Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin in the heist movie about three financially-strapped friends who attempt to knock off a bank that absconded with their money.

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The self-aware star - whose next film is based on the £14m Hatton Garden jewellery raid - joked about his part: "They say 'We're looking for an old cockney thief - I know Michael Caine!'

"I'm playing Brian Reader, who when he did that robbery was 73. I knew I was going to get a phone call, I said to my wife 'here's my next part, I think'."

The screen legend also added that he has no immediate plans to stop acting.

"People always say 'are you going to retire?' and of course the movie business retires you. You get paid a fortune for kissing the most beautiful women in the world - not a bad job is it?

"That's why none of us retire early."