Sylvester Stallone's wife wants him to stop making films because they embarrass his children.
The 63-year-old 'Rambo' actor - who has recently revealed his hopes to direct a seventh 'Rocky' boxing movie - is preparing to be criticised by movie experts and loved ones when he works on his next blockbuster.
He said: "I know I'll probably make a fool of myself if I make another 'Rocky' film after turning 60.
"I also know there's gonna be a lot of criticism. Even my wife says, 'Don't do it. You're embarrassing the kids'. But I told her, 'If I don't try I'll be a really unhappy man.'
"You have to do it. Artists like me have to go through the dark over and over again."
Sylvester added that he's always followed the advice of his old drama school teacher, and will not listen to people who try to dissuade him from making more films.
He told Tele5 Germany: "When I was 21 years old and at drama school. My teacher said to me, 'If you ever put your head out there, thousands of people will try to cut it off, but that's exactly what you need to do as an artist.'
"I know it's ludicrous and everyone would laugh. I would laugh about it. But I also know that I'd be successful if I can make this a film about becoming older, not about boxing but about myself."