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Michael J. Fox says 'Back to the Future' premiere was ruined by sitting next to Princess Diana

Nov 19, 2020, 18:51 IST
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"Back to the Future" star Michael J. Fox.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
  • On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Michael J. Fox said that sitting next to Princess Diana at the premiere of "Back to the Future" was a "nightmare" because he had to pee the entire evening.
  • "The movie started and I had to go pee," he said. "So for the rest of the movie, I'm sitting there like dying. I can't say anything to her and I can't walk away from her because I can't turn my back on her."
  • "It was just agony," he continued. "What could have been the greatest night of my life was a nightmare. A pee-holding nightmare."
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Michael J. Fox has revealed how the world premiere of "Back to the Future" was turned into a "nightmare" thanks to Princess Diana.

During an interview on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the 59-year-old actor said he was told the Royal Family would be attending the screening, but he was shocked on the night to be seated right next to the Princess of Wales.

He said: "She was sitting next to me. The lights go down and the movie starts and I realize I am one fake yawn and an arm stretch away from being on a date with her, which is hilarious."

But Fox — who famously portrayed the role of Marty McFly — said the experience of sitting next to the princess quickly became very uncomfortable.

"The movie started and I had to go pee," he said. "So for the rest of the movie, I'm sitting there like dying. I can't say anything to her and I can't walk away from her because I can't turn my back on her."

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He added: "So it was just agony. What could have been the greatest night of my life was a nightmare. A pee-holding nightmare."

When asked by Jimmy Fallon whether the Princess seemed to enjoy the film, Fox replied: "She seemed to laugh a couple of times. She wasn't ebullient."

"She was great, very sweet," he added.

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