NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Jeff Bridges attends "The Old Man" season 1 NYC Tastemaker Event at MOMA on June 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/WireImage)
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The Old Man's Script Was Good Enough For Jeff Bridges To Break His Own Rule
In his over five decades-long career, Jeff Bridges has had a project-choosing rule of not meeting with the creators if he is interested in a project. In an interview, the actor revealed how the script for the FX series “The Old Man” made him break his rule, and he met with creators John Steinberg, Warren Littlefield, and Dan Shots after reading it.
Bridges revealed that he was "entice[d]" when he read the script and book for "The Old Man," and knew that the next step would be to meet with the creators. But due to his rule, he was hesitant and said to himself, “'Yeah, but you know, you don't like to meet with those guys, because their dreams can be contagious, man, and you're gonna get sucked into their thing.'"
However, when Bridges met with the series creators, he knew he had to do the show as “I caught their dream and I said, 'Oh these guys, they can do it. They know what's needed.'" The actor also admitted that another reason why he usually doesn’t meet with creators is that "I know if I do this [project], I won't be able to do that. And I don't even know what that is, but I want to [...] That's a challenge for me."