Michael J. Fox famously ended his successful run on “Spin City” when his early-onset Parkinson’s Disease became too difficult to hide on-screen.
This Tuesday, Nov. 9, he’ll appear on “The Good Wife” in a gig where he doesn’t have to hide his symptoms at all. In fact, his lawyer character uses his illness to gain sympathy from the jury in a lawsuit about drug trials.
Louis Canning (Fox) opposes Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in the trial, when she takes on a class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company that manufactures an antidepressant which may or may not cause suicidal thoughts.
Canning suffers from dyskinesia, a term which refers to the body being overtaken by involuntary movements, and often the struggle to perform some voluntary movements, as well.
Conveniently, dyskinesia is a symptom of Parkinson’s Disease. In the preview clip below, Fox explains to the jury that drugs help him to manage his disorder and make his life less difficult.
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