Michael J. Fox recently joined Christopher Lloyd at the New York Comic-Con panel to share stories regarding the Back to the Future movie. Fans were ecstatic to watch the two former co-stars share the stage after several years.
During the panel discussion, Michael J. Fox fondly honored the memory of his mother Phyllis Fox who passed away two weeks prior at the age of 92.
According to Too Fab, the Back to the Future actor recalled how his mother was apprehensive about him shooting for “Family Ties” and the famous time traveling classic simultaneously.
“I was 23 years old, and I called her, she was in Canada, and I said, ‘They want me to do this Steven Spielberg movie, but I have to do it at night and I have to do Family Ties in the daytime.’ And she said, ‘You’ll be too tired,'”
“I live for this kind of tired. It’ll be okay.” Fox continued, “To this day — well, till two weeks ago — my mother thought it was a really bad idea for me to do Back to the Future. She loved the movie, [but she was right], I got tired.”
Apart from this, Fox also opened up about his struggles with Parkinson’s disease and how he stayed optimistic, Michael J. Fox has retired from acting due to progression of his Parkinson’s disease.
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