Doc and McFly’s emotional reunion at New York Comic Con

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Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunited at New York Comic Con on October 9, 2022.

CINEMA – Sequence of nostalgia for all fans of Return to the future. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited at New York Comic Con this Sunday, October 9, where they reminisced about their iconic role in the famous film trilogy.

Christopher Lloyd, who plays the character of Dr. Emmett Brown, nicknamed “Doc”, told in particular how Michael J. Fox inherited the role of Marty McFly, when the shooting of the first film (released in 1985) had already begun more than of one month.

“The announcement, at one in the morning after we had been filming for six weeks, was that the actor who played Marty would no longer play Marty, and that tomorrow we would start filming with Michael.”explained Christopher Lloyd, now 83. “I felt like I barely made it through the (first) six weeks and now I was going to have to do it again! »

Michael J. Fox, now 61, who was filming Family ties at the time, he was apprehensive about signing up, noting that his mother worried that he was too exhausted trying to divide himself between the television series and filming the feature film. The actor had finally decided to tackle what would become a career-defining film for him and his fellow filmmaker. “The chemistry was there from the first scene we had, it was alive and it stayed that way for three movies”added Christopher Lloyd about the duo’s screen presence. By the way, he hasn’t left. »

Michael J. Fox without taboo about his Parkinson’s disease

“All I had to do was react”Michael J. Fox explained, referring to his partner’s performance. “Just take it and let it overwhelm me. She knew it was brilliant. That was it: being with Chris and being Chris, and enjoying it… It was a great emotion. Every time I worked with him, I knew it was going to be a good day. »

Suffering from Parkinson’s disease after having made it public in 1998, Michael J. Fox also spoke on the subject without taboos during this New York Comic Con, paying tribute to his fans: “You gave me my whole life”she confided, saying she wouldn’t change her diagnosis if she had the chance, because helping others gave her life a new and profound meaning. “The best thing that has ever happened to me is this. Parkinson’s disease is a gift. I told people it was a gift and they said, ‘you’re crazy’. I say, ‘yes, but it’s a gift that keeps bringing me’. But it’s a gift and I wouldn’t trade it for the world… It’s not about what I got, it’s about what I got (with this). »

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