Michael J. Fox regrets turning down a role in a record-breaking movie
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 670
Michael J. Fox talked about various topics in an interview with The View. What is little known to some is that Fox had the offer to star in the movie 'Ghost' However, Fox turned down the role, and the film broke many records after that.
Fox could not hide his anger after his wrong decision. Michael J Fox told Whoopi Goldberg that he regrets everything. "There was a chance to work with you that I missed," -he said as quoted by foxnews.com "They talked to me about ‘Ghost’ early on.
I said, 'It'll never work.' I said, 'Whoopi's great, but it'll never work.' And then it was great and huge, and I'm a f---ing idiot." Fox is known as someone who knows how to make a joke, and he thinks that he turned out to be a real idiot.
"It shows I can be an idiot, too," he said. Goldberg has enormous respect for Fox. They have been friends for many years. "You did me a solid, you did me a favor," Goldberg said. "And I just asked [to go to the Oscars] out of the blue, and you said, ‘Yes,’ and I went, ‘Oh, OK, thanks, yeah.’ That’s my friend."
Fox and his interesting stories
In one period of his career, Michael J Fox had serious financial problems, which he did not know how to solve. The matter went so far that Fox was stealing jellies from the market. "It was good, I like jelly," he said.
"You do a sweep up past the counter at IHOP or Denny’s or any of those, and you get the jelly, you get the peanut butter." Fox even dug through trash cans. "Tuesdays, the cookies came out, on the weekend they were no good anymore," Fox is still battling progressive Parkinson's disease.
"[Parkinson’s] banging on the door. … I'm not going to lie, it's getting hard. It's getting harder. It's getting tougher. Every day it's tougher … that's the way it is," he said. "You don't die from Parkinson's.
You die with Parkinson's. … I've been thinking about the mortality of it. … I'm not going to be 80. I'm not going to be 80."