Bruce Willis’ iconic 80s series, Moonlighting, is making a comeback as it is now available for streaming on Hulu. The show, which catapulted Willis to stardom, is well-known for its witty dialogue and rapid-fire banter that captivated audiences. However, recent news about Willis’ health has shed light on his struggles with communication.
According to Moonlighting creator Glenn Gordon Caron, Willis’ dementia has taken a toll on his ability to communicate. Caron revealed that the actor is “not totally verbal” due to his condition. Fortunately, before his condition worsened, Caron was able to have conversations with Willis about the show. This news comes after Willis’ family announced in March of this year that he had been diagnosed with aphasia and would be stepping back from acting. Sadly, his condition has now progressed to frontotemporal dementia.
Caron, who still maintains a connection with Willis, shared that he sees him around once a month and believes that Willis recognizes him, even if it is only for a brief moment. Caron emphasized that despite his limited verbal skills, Willis is still the same person fans have come to know and love.
Moonlighting fans have a reason to celebrate as the show is now available for streaming on Hulu. For a long time, the series was unavailable due to music rights issues. However, Disney has managed to secure the rights, making it possible for audiences to once again enjoy the chemistry between Willis and his co-star Cybill Shepherd.
It is important to remember that Moonlighting was not only popular with fans but also received critical acclaim. In 1987, Willis even won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his remarkable performance.
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In conclusion, Moonlighting’s arrival on Hulu has brought back fond memories for fans of the ’80s series. Despite Bruce Willis’ battle with dementia, his performance as David Addison stands tall as an example of his incredible talent. As fans tune in to relive the charm of Moonlighting, they can still witness the essence of Willis’ brilliance, proving that he remains an enduring icon in Hollywood.