Michael J. Fox: I'm an idiot for turning down the role in 'Ghost'
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Speaking to 'The View' co-host Whoopi Goldberg, Michael J. Fox talked about the film 'Ghost', for which he was offered the lead role. Fox refused such a role, and it turned out that the film became one of the biggest on the Hollywood scene.
"There was a chance to work with you that I missed," -he told Whoopi Goldberg, 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 joked and once again confirmed that he was not happy with his decision. "It shows I can be an idiot, too," he said. Fox and Goldberg have been good friends since the 80s.
"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 on taking free jelly
Fox also talked about taking free jelly after he was in a financial crisis, given that he did not get any role. "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." He even had to dig through the dumpsters.
"Tuesdays, the cookies came out, on the weekend they were no good anymore," Of course, his fight with Parkinson's disease was also an indispensable topic. Fox emphasized that things are getting worse and worse. "[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."