After winning six Emmys, Michael J. Fox has accomplished much for himself on the silver screen since developing Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Mr. Fox is no stranger to syndicated comedy. On this year’s new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the actor will play himself, as Larry’s new upstairs neighbor in his New York apartment.
“Larry moves to New York and takes the apartment below ours,” Micheal says. “[Larry believes] I’m being symptomatic just to annoy him — a whole passive-aggressive thing. He’s complaining because I’m shuffling and making noise upstairs. It’s very funny.”
Micheal was recently interviewed in Good Housekeeping Magazine and had this to say about adjusting his approach to acting:
“That was really fun, and it’s nice with work to still have a sense of, ‘What do I bring to this? What tools do I have?’ Not concentrating on what tools I don’t have,” he said. “I don’t have the physical subtlety that I had before. I don’t have the elasticity of expression that I had. I have to work to configure my face or to physically situate myself in a way that serves the script or my immediate physical needs. But at the same time, this experience has given me a gravitas, a kind of steadiness and a stillness, even in my motion, that I didn’t have before. It’s really taught me how to be quiet.”
Look for him on episode 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm season 8 starting July 10 on HBO.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the ‘Invitation to the Set’ special that ran a couple of weeks ago here’s your chance!