Michael J. Fox on the time his family found him rewatching ‘Back to the Future’

Michael J. Fox
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Although he didn’t mean to, Michael J. Fox got caught rewatching one of his classic movies.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Fox recalled stumbling up on “Back to the Future” playing on the TV in his kitchen during the holidays.

“A few Christmases ago, we were in the living room decorating the tree. I went to the kitchen to get some cookies or something, and when I didn’t come back after like 20 minutes or so, they said, ‘Micheal, where the hell are you?’ And I had stopped in front of the TV because I saw the opening scene from ‘Back to the Future,’ and I hadn’t watched it since 1986,” he recounted.

He was more into it than the rest of the family.

“So, I watched the movie. All the kids came in and watched me watch ‘Back to the Future.’ Then they got bored and left,” he said.

Fox’s wife Tracy Pollan stuck it out longer than the kids.

“I said to Tracy – it’s the first time I ever said, ‘You know what? I’m pretty good in this movie,’” he said. “She said, ‘Yeah, no s***. Welcome to the admiration club.’”

Fox then explained he wasn’t giving his own skills props but more for being involved with the iconic film.

“I said, ‘No, I never really gave myself credit for being involved in this movie.’ So I didn’t mean I’m good like I’m a great actor. I meant I’m good like I followed; I remembered the dance steps that I need to do, to move a great movie along,” he said.

Fox will make his next onscreen appearance in an Apple TV+ documentary called “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” detailing his life.

“The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease,” the Apple synopsis reads.

“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” will premiere on Apple TV+ May 12.

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