"I'm telling my story in an artistic way," says the singer of his musical, 'The Last Ship,' which draws from his early years growing up in a grim, ship-building town in Northern England.
Don’t expect Sting to be next in line for a big-screen biopic. “Absolutely not,” the 68-year-old rock legend says of getting the Rocketman treatment. “I’m telling my story in an artistic way.”
That way is with the musical The Last Ship, which runs at the Ahmanson Theatre until Feb. 16. (It’s a different version from the Tony-nominated one that ran on Broadway for four months in 2014.) Sting wrote the music and lyrics and plays the foreman of a Newcastle shipyard in the show, which draws from his early years growing up in a grim, ship-building town in Northern England.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Sting in his dressing room ahead of a recent performance for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his foray into musical theater, his memorable outings in cult films like Quadrophenia and Dune and what actually led The Police to call it quits after their smash-hit 1983 record Synchronicity.