Michael J. Fox And Christopher Lloyd Have An Emotional Reunion At Comic Con

The audience went wild on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at New York’s Comic Con. They were ecstatic to see actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd and hear about their experiences filming the Back to the Future trilogy.

It is evident that Michael and Christopher share a deep friendship rooted in respect and mutual admiration for each other. Audience members were moved to tears. The actors themselves appeared impacted by the audience’s love.

@TSting18 posted on Twitter about the reunion: “I think it’s safe to say that today belongs to Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. As It should do. It’s a beautiful moment in time.”

It is interesting to note that this beautiful friendship almost did not happen. Michael was not the first person cast in the role of Marty McFly. When production began on the first film, Eric Stoltz was playing Marty, but director Robert Zemeckis quickly realized this was a mistake.

He recast the role with Michael after six weeks of filming and started all over again.

Christopher Lloyd was not happy about having to reshoot at first. He recalled, “I felt that I barely made it through the [first] six weeks, and now I was gonna have to do it again?”

Michael quickly proved to Christopher that he was the right man for the role. Michael was even filming multiple projects at the same time, starring in both the film and the popular television show Family Ties.

Christopher recalled, “The chemistry was there from the first scene we had. … It remained that way for three movies and it hasn’t gone away, by the way.”

Michael also gushed about Christopher. He said Christopher made his job easy because all he had to do was “react” to “brilliant” acting choices Christopher made playing the eccentric character Dr. Emmett Brown. Michael said, “It was a thrill. Anytime I got to work with him, I knew it was gonna be a good day.”

In 2020, Michael retired from acting because of Parkinson’s disease. He was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 29 but did not publicly disclose this until 1998. In 2000, he created The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The New York Times calls his foundation “the most credible voice on Parkinson’s research in the world.”

When speaking about his experiences with the disease and his advocacy, Michael said, “The best thing that happened in my life was this thing. Parkinson’s is a gift.”

He added, “I’ve said to people it’s a gift and they say, ‘You’re nuts.’ I say, ‘Yeah, but it’s the gift that keeps on taking.” Michael also noted that his friendship with Christopher has been a big comfort and source of support to him.

Michael clarified, “But it’s a gift and I wouldn’t change it for anything. … It’s not about what I have, it’s about what I’ve been given — the voice to get this done, to help people out.” Since its creation in 2000, his foundation has raised over $1 billion for Parkinson’s research.


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