'The Michael J. Fox Show': 'We all get our own Parkinson's'
Michael J. Fox: No, I didn't. I don't vet creative instinct; I just go with it. I feel that this is a reflection of my experience ... and certainly, in the pilot, it was more prevalent than it is in the [subsequent] scripts.
The way I look at life, the way I look at the reality of Parkinson's, is that sometimes it's frustrating, and sometimes it's funny. I need to look at it that way, and I think other people will look at it that way.
But beyond that, I think we all get our own "bag of hammers"; we all get our own Parkinson's. We all get our own thing. We'll look at this through the filter of that experience, and we'll say, "Yeah, I need to laugh at my stuff, too." I mean, if someone wants to be outraged, they can be outraged. I don't think it's that outrageous.
Zap2it: How much did your guest turns in recent years on such shows as " Rescue Me," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Good Wife" do to convince you to return to weekly work?
Michael J. Fox: The guest shots were great, and they really brought me to a place of, "This is what I do, this is what I was built and programmed to do." And so, I wanted to do it.
I mean, it's what I love to do, and what I've enjoyed throughout my life, and I just thought, "Why can't I?" I mean, there's no reason not to do it.