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Henry Winkler at 72; Christine Lahti at 68 and Jeff Goldblum at 65 talk to Closer Weekly

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Henry Winkler says he’s not above proving himself at 72: I still am happy to audition for roles

Henry Winkler The Fonz on Happy Days (Photo Getty Images)

Henry Winkler was TV’s hottest star in the ’70s as The Fonz on Happy Days, but these days he has to audition for roles – and he tells Closer Weekly he is happy to do so!
Henry tells Closer between the cast and the writing for Bill Hader’s new HBO sitcom Barry, he was interested in getting involved “right away.”
But that doesn’t mean he didn’t have to audition like everyone else. “I sat in the chair with everybody,” Henry tells Closer of getting cast as hit man Bill’s acting teacher.
“The young actors said, ‘What are you doing here?’ I said, ‘I’m looking for a job — what about you?’”
Henry Winkler (Photo Getty Images)

At 72, Henry’s not above proving himself. “People need to see I could do stuff without a walker,” he joked at the HBO comedy’s premiere.
 
 
 
Christine Lahti on overcoming sexual harassment & taking risks in Hollywood at 68
Christine Lahti (Photo Getty Images)

In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Christine Lahti, 68, opens up about overcoming sexual harassment at the start of her Hollywood career.
“It never occurred to me that I would ever become a prostitute to become an actress. It was never an option. This casting director tried to convince me it was the only way I’d ever make it, and part of me believed he might be right,” the Chicago Hope star confides to Closer.
“Everything was taken away in that moment, because my only value was in my sexuality — and that’s the day I became a feminist in my bones,” she reveals.
That wasn’t the only challenge she had to face in her acting career. “At first, I was too tall. Then I wasn’t pretty enough, then I was too old. Now I get to the point where I just don’t pay attention to it. That’s what’s so liberating,” Christine explains to Closer.
And although she celebrated her 68th birthday on April 4 she has no plans of slowing down. “I want to direct more, write more and play roles that scare me. I feel I’m in my prime! I don’t want to slow down, and I’m not going to!”
“I’m a late bloomer, but at this age I’m finally able to say I really don’t care if you think I’m too…fill in the blank! I’m just going to continue to do my work and what I love and what I think is important,” Christine tells Closer.
 
Jeff Goldblum on becoming a first-time Dad later in life: ‘I’ve hardly taught them anything, & they have taught me everything!
Jeff Goldblum (Photo Getty Images)

Jeff Goldblum became a first-time dad at 62, with his wife of four years, Emilie Livingston, 35, and it clearly changed him.
Life as a whole is pretty sweet for the 65-year-old veteran star of such films as The Big Chill, Jurassic Park, Independence Day and many others. Not only is he happily married to his third wife, a former Olympic gymnast he met at the gym, he is ecstatic about being a dad.
“I’ve hardly taught them anything, and they have taught me everything,” Jeff tells Closer of his boys, 2-and-a-half-year-old Charlie and 11-month-old River.
“They are sweet,” he tells Closer. “I give them a bath every night and seeing them together and seeing my wife with them, which makes me appreciate her in a whole other way. They are just great.”
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