Best News of the Day: Rick Moranis to Return to Acting

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Best News of the Day: Rick Moranis to Return to Acting

Best News of the Day: Rick Moranis to Return to Acting

Rick Moranis was one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood playing roles that emulated goofy, lovable, sweet characters that you couldn’t help but love.  Whether it was Ghostbusters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Strange Brew or Parenthood, you’d be hard pressed to find a character in Moranis’s career that wasn’t 100% likeable.   Unfortunately for Hollywood and all of us Moranis fans out there, Rick retired from acting.  Moranis opened up about it and said (you can read the entire interview at Uproxx):

“Stuff happens to people everyday, and they make adjustments to their lives for all kinds of reasons. There was nothing unusual about what happened or what I did, I think the reason that people were intrigued by the decisions I was making and sometimes seem to have almost admiration for it had less to do with the fact that I was doing what I was doing and more to do with what they thought I was walking away from, as if what I was walking away from had far greater value than anything else that one might have. The decision in my case to become a stay-at-home-Dad, which people do all the time, I guess wouldn’t have meant as much to people if I had had a very simple kind of make-a-living existence and decided I needed to spend more time at home. Nobody would pay attention to it, but because I came from celebrity and fame and what was the peak of a career, that was intriguing to people. To me, it wasn’t that. I didn’t have anything to do with that. It was work, and it was just time to make an adjustment.”

Put simple, Moranis wanted more time with his family.  But this July, for what’s probably going to be a limited appearance, Moranis will be back on the acting stage.  According to Nerdist

On SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and the movie Strange Brew, Moranis and Dave Thomas (not the Wendy’s guy) hosted a parody talk show called Great White North as Bob and Doug McKenzie, a pair of brothers who were walking Canadian stereotypes. Now, Thomas’ nephew Jake has suffered a spinal cord injury that’s left him paralyzed from the waist down, so Thomas has organized a benefit concert in Toronto on July 18. It’s for this special occasion that Moranis will reunite with his fellow McKenzie brother to act once again.

The event is set to be filled to the brim with Canadian comedy legends: Martin Short is hosting (and he’ll make an appearance as Jiminy Glick as well), and also attending are Dan Aykroyd, Eugene Levy, Paul Shaffer, and others.

This is definitely a “can’t miss” event.  Hopefully Moranis has so much fun performing that he gets the acting bug again.  Only time will tell!

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