A sequel to Back to the Future, which became a part of our lives in 1985 and depicts Marty McFly and his scientist friend Doc Brown’s travels to the future and the past with the DeLorean time machine, seems impossible.
Years have passed and Michael J. Fox, one of the leading roles, is now 59 years old and has Parkinson’s. The actor was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder in 1990 and made his diagnosis public in 1998. For this reason, it was certain that the fourth film will not come in the future because without Michael J. Fox, Back to the Future would have lost its charm.
During a recent interview with the ‘Guardian,’ Michael J. Fox revealed how this disease affected his successful career. The actor said he had trouble walking even normally, which made it impossible for him to star in a new Back to the Future movie.
Here’s what he said:
“It’s like my walking. I used to walk fast, but every step is now like a frigging math problem, so I take it slow. And with acting, I used to race to the punchline. But I started to really pay attention because I couldn’t just skate over any moment.”
Back on November 5, the actor also explained that as he approached the age of 60, he slowly lost the most important ability of an actor which is to memorize the lines of the script.
“I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorization. And I had some extreme situations where the last couple of jobs I did were actually really word-heavy parts. I struggled during both of them.
I’m down to this. My guitar playing is no good. My sketching is no good anymore, my dancing never was good, and acting is getting tougher to do. So it’s down to writing. Luckily, I really enjoy it.”
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