We’ve got some bad news, everyone. Michael Caine voted for Brexit.
Yeah, yeah, and that’s not all.
In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, the legendary actor revealed a fair share of enlightening thoughts about politics that sparked some serious references to Caine’s classic film, The Italian Job.
Despite the political chaos and controversy surrounding the UK’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union, the 84-year-old actor explained he thinks everything will be all right in the end.
“I voted for Brexit,” he admitted. Then he added, “I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”
As you could probably guess, Caine’s latter comment sparked a slew of jokes on Twitter from fans of The Italian Job who related the statement to the film. Fans couldn’t help but recall the famous scene when Caine’s character found himself inside a bus teetering over a cliff, attempting to save a bag full of gold before disaster struck.
“You were only supposed to lie your bloody arse off”
— Rick Burin (@rickburin) April 6, 2017
Caine continued the interview by attempting to clarify the purpose of Brexit.
“It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom,” he said. “Politics is always chaotic … 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.”
Despite his explanations, some people couldn’t help but be disappointed in Caine’s vote.
Caine’s vote wasn’t the only topic featured in the Sky News interview. The actor also strayed from chatting about Brexit to discuss his new film, Going In Style, which is about yet another bank heist, and features Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.
So yeah, that’s pretty cool, but it doesn’t take back his vote.