Despite battling cancer, actor Michael Douglas is still looking forward to working. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter Douglas acknowledged playing the lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace. Filming for the movie will begin in May or June.
The 66-year-old actor has been battling throat cancer since August and has said that he would find out in January if the doctors have eliminated it. He is expected to make a full recovery.
It seems that illnesses bring family closer. Such is the case with Michael and his father, actor, Kirk Douglas. Michael says they have grown closer since his diagnosis. “He was back here for almost 10 days. He came over every day. He was great.”
Their relationship over the years has been strained. Douglas says his dad was often absent from his life. A pattern he fears he repeated with his own son, Cameron Douglas.
The Wall Street actor has also faced some minor legal issues with his ex -wife Diandra Douglas. She decided to sue him for half of his earnings in the Wall Street sequel, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. The suit was later dropped in a New York court this month.
He remains positive about his recovery and admits that the illness has “certainly put a little perspective on mortality” it has shown him what family is too. “It showed me a love that I never knew really existed” Douglas said.