Michael J. Fox has described sitting next to Diana, Princess of Wales as a dream and a nightmare combined. Speaking of his experience hosting the royal during the premiere of Back to the Future in 1985, the star said he couldn’t fully enjoy his royal meeting as he started needing a comfort break as the film began and wasn’t allowed to leave her side until it was over.
‘’The movie started and also I had to go pee,’’ Fox said during an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. ‘’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 could have been the greatest night of my life but it was just a nightmare. A pee-holding nightmare.’’
The revelations came as Michael J. Fox talked about his book, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality. The actor, then one of the biggest names in cinema, attended the London premiere alongside director, Steven Spielberg.
He said he didn’t realise he would be sitting with the princess until just before the showing got under way when he noticed the seat next to him had been left empty. He joked he didn’t think that Charles would want to sit next to him for the film and went on to add about Diana that ‘’she was great, she was so sweet’’.