Glenn Gordon Caron confirms Bruce Willis has been rendered ‘incommunicative’
Gordon Caron revealed the news during the conversation with the New York Post and mentioned he was fortunate to work with the legendary actor in their series Moonlighting, which is now streaming on Hulu.
“I know [Bruce is] really happy that the show is going to be available for people, even though he can’t tell me that. The process of the series [moonlighting on Hulu] has taken quite a while and Bruce’s disease is a progressive disease, so I was able to communicate with him, before the disease rendered him as incommunicative as he is now, about hoping to get the show back in front of people. I know it means a lot to him.”
Glenn Gordon Caron reflects on Bruce Willis’ pre-illness life
“The thing that makes [his disease] so mind-blowing is [that] if you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, there is no one who had any more joie de vivre than he. He loved life and… just adored waking up every morning and trying to live life to its fullest.”
“Joie de vivre” is French for “joy of living”. He emphasized that Willis, before his illness, was a person of life and laughter. He enjoys every bit of life. The director conveyed how heartbreaking it is to witness someone like him dealing with this difficult time.
Bruce Willis’ role in Moonlighting showed off his rapid-fire banter
The popular TV show Moonlighting, which was originally broadcast from 1985 to 1989, combined the elements of comedy and drama, starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis in the lead roles. The 67-episode series with five seasons tells the story of a former model who becomes a private investigator and Willis plays her wisecracking partner named Davis Addison.
The series perfectly showcased Willis’s talent, particularly his witty dialogues and rapid-fire banter. Moonlighting emerged as the breakthrough of his career, which garnered him numerous accolades and awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe for Outstanding Actor.