In his new film, Odyssey, American actor Michael J. Fox talks about the “unthinkable” events that happened during the filming of the film, including a mysterious illness that killed his wife and two daughters, a series of attacks on his parents, and the mysterious death of his beloved mother.
Fox said he was “shocked” to be nominated for the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of the lead character, a mysterious man named Odysseus who was a former slave who had been brought to life by a strange light.
“I just felt like the worst case scenario,” Fox told the Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s a very different experience.
And I just couldn’t believe I was nominated for something that’s been my life for so many years.”
Fox said his “shocking” experience in the film was also the result of “two years of mental and physical abuse”.
“I was on the other side of the world and I was just trying to survive,” Fox said.
“So it was almost like, I’m not going to be able to get my life back together and I’m just going to have to put this behind me.”
In a video message posted to Twitter, Fox said that his “pain and anguish” at the nomination was “an emotional journey” and that “it’s not over”.
“As much as I want to go back, I know it’s going to take me years to do so,” Fox added.
“We’re going to need to find a way to heal and live together as a family and as friends.”
“I have to admit that I’ve been shocked by this.
I’m very disappointed, but I’m going to do what I have to do,” he said.