Matthew Broderick’s talking about what he calls his legacy.
Although Matthew Broderick has had a 40-year career on theatre, movie, and now television, he acknowledges that "Ferris Bueller" will always be the centrepiece of his legacy.
The former president of Purdue Pharma who plays Richard Sackler in the six-part Netflix drama Painkiller, which explores the US opioid problem, said the following to the UK's Guardian newspaper:
The player of Richard Sackler, the former president of Purdue Pharma who is the subject of the six-part Netflix miniseries Painkiller, said the following to the UK's Guardian newspaper:
“What’s my legacy? Well, I’m Ferris Bueller, I suppose. I have to accept it. And I like it. I’ve made my peace with it.”
Regarding how his career has changed since the popular 1986 John Hughes film about a truant youngster in Chicago, he said, “People associated me with younger roles, but I wanted them to come with me and get used to the fact that I’m wrinkly. And it was hard. The 90s were hard. Lots of ups and downs. But I always tried to keep at it, keep my heart in it. Hopefully that keeps you in the game.”
Adding, he said, “I always wanted to have a long career,” he says. “And it’s been 40 years, so I guess I must have done something right.”
In addition to his role in Painkiller, Broderick will co-star with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker in a West End production of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite. After seeing the play on Broadway last year, Broderick is looking forward to this performance.
He gushed to the Guardian about how much fun it was to co-star alongside his wife:
“I admire her so much. Never mind personally – loving her and all that – but I admire her acting, too. Sarah started her career on the stage as well. So she’s great at handling an audience. She’s as sharp as can be. She’s got real chops.”