In an interview with the NME that premiered on Tuesday, Pete Doherty said that the Libertines (specifically he and Carl Barat) had been offered gobs of cash to reunite, but Barat refuses to play with Doherty again until they are friends. But it appears it’s a bit more complicated than that, as Barat has said he doesn’t want to "burden" his mind with the reunion:
"I’ve just freed myself up so the last thing I wanna do is completely burden my mind [with the reunion]. No, no right now" Barat tells BBC 6 Music.
But what will Barat do instead? Apparently acting:
"I got into it doing that film thing with ‘Telstar’, the Joe Meek biopic. I was in that, and I’ve got another thing coming up – I think there’s room in my life for both [making make and acting]. I don’t really wanna do ‘Holby City’ or ‘The Bill’, you know what I mean? I’d rather do a film really, or I might do a play one day, learn the craft."
Carl, let me take you aside for a moment–you already have learned one craft. And that craft was making jangly post-punk with Pete Doherty. He screwed that up, for sure, but don’t waste your time with acting. If you get offered millions of bones to do a reunion, you bloody do it. Your acting career will only be a joke for people like me. [Angry Ape]