Back To The Future is typically mentioned when someone is asked to name a famous film from the 1980s. The film is a classic and continues to have admirers today.
The recent reunion of the movie’s principal cast caused a sensation around the globe. especially considering that the Michael J. Fox–played main character has spent the past few decades dealing with a chronic illness…
Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Wilson, and Michael J. Fox were all a part of the renowned Back to the Future film series at one point. There are fans of the franchise who can’t get enough of it even nearly 40 years after the first release of the film.
The cast was invited to the FanExpo event for this reason. The cast got together again to reminisce about their time on stage.
In a devastating update, Michael J Fox acknowledges that he “struggles” with his fractured bones.
Lea Thompson, who portrayed Marty McFly’s mother in the first two movies, shared details of their reunion on Instagram. She posted images and videos from the occasion and wrote.
”Wow, honestly had the best time today with my #bttf family,” she captioned the post while tagging all the actors and some of her other friends. “So many fun fan moments too and a llama.”
Fox and Lloyd reconnected at the New York Comic-Con in October 2022, but this time other cast members were also invited. Several details regarding the time they shot the series were divulged by the cast, which some viewers may not have known.
They admitted that after the movie had already started filming, Michael J. Fox took over Eric Stotz’s part as Marty McFly.
84-year-old Christopher Lloyd revealed he was not too excited about the change in casting. The actor said, “The announcement at one o’clock in the morning after we were shooting for six weeks, was that the actor playing Marty would no longer be playing Marty and that tomorrow, we would start shooting with Michael.”
He added, “I felt that I barely made it through the [first] six weeks and now I was gonna have to do it again… There was immediate chemistry, as they say.”
The two men have a beautiful and sincere friendship, which confirms what we already knew. The closeness these two men have maintained for many years is so lovely that it almost brings tears to your eyes.
As for Fox, he had a wonderful time from the get-go. The actor revealed, “Just take it in and let it wash over me. I thought he was brilliant. That was the whole thing,” the 61-year-old actor said. “Be with Chris and let it be Chris, and enjoy it… It was a thrill. Anytime I got to work with him, I knew it was gonna be a good day.”
Over the years, Fox has spoken fondly of his co-star Christopher Lloyd. In an earlier conversation, he revealed how the two of them had gotten close. He shared:
“Chris is a great guy. He’s very enigmatic,” he told the outlet. “It took me a few films to get to know him. In ‘Back to the Future Part III’ we connected in a way we hadn’t on the other films. I came to see how much he loved acting. I never got that before. To sit down and talk about acting and talk about Shakespeare and ‘King Lear’… This guy can play King Lear! People don’t expect that of him. He’s full of surprises.”
He has also praised Lloyd as an actor, saying, “He can tell a movie’s worth of story in two seconds and you get it. Us regular actors have to lay out hours and hours to get the information out.” Adding, “Chris is brilliant at it. His love of film and his love of being an actor… He’s not just a crazy guy, he’s an artist.”
Also, the actor shared some private details. He described how the ensemble had supported him after being given a Parkinson’s diagnosis.Fox said, “Parkinson’s is the gift that keeps on taking. But it’s a gift, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” Adding, “People like Chris have been there a lot for me, and so many of you have. It’s not about what I have, it’s about what I’ve been given: the voice to get this done, and help people out.”
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