Michael J Fox explains why he didn’t “freak out” when he started forgetting lines

Michael J Fox has described his reaction when he started forgetting lines while filming television projects.

That Back to the Future The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29. He later founded a charity dedicated to further treatment of the disease.

In conversation with The Hollywood Reporterhe recalled an incident on the set of The Good Fight.

“When I did the fork of [The] good wifewhich is [The] Good fight, I couldn’t remember the lines. I just had this space, I couldn’t remember the lines,” he said.

Fox said that earlier in his career he was able to memorize screenplays “on the fly” but that he “couldn’t get that line together.” The Good Fight. He then had “the same problem” in the Kiefer Sutherland drama Designated Survivor.

“It was this legal stuff and I just couldn’t get it,” he said. “But what [was] What was really refreshing was that I didn’t panic. I’m not freaking out. I just said, ‘Well, that’s it. Go on. A key element of this process is memorizing lines, and I can’t do it.’”

In 2020, Fox said he may be at the “end of his acting career” due to worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Elsewhere in THR Interview, he said his experience of forgetting lines was reminiscent of a scene from Quentin Tarantino Once upon a time in Hollywoodin which Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) angrily berates himself in the mirror after forgetting a line during filming.

“He went back into the dressing room, he yelled at himself – he was like tearing himself up in the mirror and drinking. Just a mess,” he said. “And I thought about it and I was like, ‘I don’t want to feel that. Am I wrong to feel this? Am I right?’

“I don’t accept anything with many lines because I can’t. And whatever the reason, it just is what it is,” he added. “I can’t remember five pages of dialogue. I can not. It’s not working. So I go to the beach.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/michael-j-fox-parkinsons-disease-b2093338.html Michael J Fox explains why he didn’t “freak out” when he started forgetting lines


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