That’s how Michael J. Fox describes himself these days.
We can see why. The Burnaby, B.C., native, now 52, has one of the happiest home lives in Hollywood – he’s been married to his Family Ties co-star Tracy Pollan for 25 years and the couple have four children, Sam, 24, twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler, 18, and Esmé Annabelle, 12.
Plus, his career is hotter than ever. The actor, who took several years off to focus on his health after he went public with his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in 1999, is returning to the spotlight with a starring role in a new sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show.
As he reveals to Hello! Canada in an
exclusive new interview, he couldn’t be happier to be back in action. “I’ve
just been back in the mix doing six scenes a day and loving it!” he says. “You
need to kind of say, ‘This is my reality; this is what I’m dealing with; this
is what I think I can do.’ I think I can do a show and I’m going to show up and
do it. In doing that, it’s like a muscle that gets stronger.”
Helping him along this journey is a positive attitude. “Life is a celebration and there are hardships that you face. But through family and through optimism and dealing with things as they really are and not as you wish they would be, then you can have a full life.”
For more of our exclusive interview with Michael J. Fox, pick up this week’s issue of Hello! Canada.