25.1 C
New York
Monday, June 24, 2024

Michael J Fox calls himself a 'f—— idiot' for turning down 'Ghost'

Michael J. Fox is opening up about a career regret.

“There was a chance to work with you that I missed,” the “Back to the Future” actor told Whoopi Goldberg. “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.”

Goldberg, who at first recoiled in surprise at the revelation made on “The View,” responded that, “There’s still time. So, yeah, we’ll find something to do now.” 

Goldberg won an Oscar for her performance as Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 romantic fantasy film.

Fox didn’t say what part he was offered in the Patrick Swayze-led film.

A split of Michael J. Fox and Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze kissing in "Ghost"

Michael J. Fox said he turned down a role in “Ghost.” (Getty)

Fox and Goldberg have known each other since the 1980s and attended the Academy Awards show together in 1986.

“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.” 

Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost."

Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar for her role in the Patrick Swayze-led film. (CBS via Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

“It was good, I like jelly,” he joked of his starving artist diet. “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 mentioned he was forced to go “dumpster diving” to eat sometimes: “Tuesdays, the cookies came out, on the weekend they were no good anymore,” he explained of how he survived. 

“In 1987, I got a lunch box made,” he laughed while an image of his Alex P. Keaton “Family Ties” lunch box was shown to the audience.

Fox spoke candidally about his disease in a recent interview with CBS Mornings, saying he didn’t think he’d live to be 80 years old.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Related Articles

Stay Connected

1,520FansLike
4,561FollowersFollow
0FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles