“Michael J Fox Reveals Ghost Secret, Surprising Whoopi Goldberg”

Michael J. Fox left viewers and Whoopi Goldberg shocked after telling her that he turned down the possibility to behave alongside her in Ghost.

The American actor, 61, sat down with Whoopi, 67, on discuss present The View to debate his new documentary about residing with Parkinson’s illness.

Throughout their chat, Whoopi requested Michael if there have been any alternatives from his stellar profession that he now regrets, and he shocked her together with his reply.

‘There was an opportunity to work with you that I missed,’ he mentioned on to Whoopi. ‘They talked to me about Ghost early on. I mentioned, “It’ll by no means work.”‘

Ghost is the 1990 romantic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and tells the story of a person’s ghost attempting to save lots of his girlfriend’s life with assist of a medium.

That medium, Oda Mae Brown, was performed by Whoopi – the movie went on to gross over $217m worldwide ($503m in 2023) and gained two Academy Awards.

Michael J. Fox turned down a significant position within the 1990 film Ghost (Image: FilmMagic)

Michael mentioned he regretted turning the position down: ‘[I thought] “Whoopi’s nice, but it surely’ll by no means work.” After which it was big, and I’m a f***ing fool!’

Whereas many followers of the movie have speculated since Michael’s feedback that he was all the way down to play Patrick Swayze’s character Sam, Michael by no means clarified.

In response to Michael’s feedback, Whoopi mentioned: ‘Oh no! However you already know what? There’s nonetheless time. We’ll discover one thing to do now.’

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Whoopi Golberg and Michael have been pals for a few years (Image: Getty)

Michael was additionally requested about his historical past with Parkinson’s – particularly why he determined to maintain his prognosis secret from the general public for seven years.

The Again to the Future star defined: ‘I didn’t know if anybody may suppose it was humorous in the event that they discovered I used to be sick. It took me some time to get my head round it.’

‘And likewise, it’s simply quite a lot of stuff to handle. My left aspect was my dominant aspect early on, so for those who take a look at all the things I did from 1991, I had to make use of my left hand.’

Final week, the Teen Wolf actor opened up about accidents he’d suffered via Parkinson’s, together with practically shedding a finger and damaging the bones in his face.