Ellen Burstyn to announce shock retirement from acting?

Burstyn created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Burstyn fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actress best known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist or The Last Picture Show, will announce her retirement from acting, at age 87, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouEllen

For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouEllen was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouEllen.”
— @DesireePlum, 8 Jul 2020
“Didn't Ellen Burstyn retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 8 Jul 2020

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