“I thought of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Fox said. “There’s a scene where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character can’t remember his lines anymore. He goes back to his dressing room and he’s screaming at himself in the mirror. Just freaking insane. I had this moment where I was looking in the mirror and thought, ‘I cannot remember it anymore.’”
Fox drew strength from that moment, unlike the film character. “[I was like] ‘Well, let’s move on,’” he said. “It was peaceful.”
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at age 29. A new film, Still, documents his battle against the disease. It premieres today on Apple TV+.