Neither cancer nor coronavirus have been able to with him. Jeff Bridges remembers the battle of his life and how he ended up accepting that he was going to die.
Jeff Bridges returns to action after fighting a battle that put his life in danger. First, against non Hodgkin’s lymphoma and then against the coronavirus. Last Wednesday premiered The Old Manthriller for the chain fx. Therefore, the actor spoke about the experience. An experience that he defined as surreal, since he returned to the filming set after a one-year hiatus due to his health problems.
“I was sick for a year and then I went back to work with the same cast and crew,” Jeff Bridges told reporters on the red carpet at the show. Museum of the Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles. “It was like she had a weird dream or something.
The filming of the television adaptation of the novel by thomas perry was canceled in the early stages of March 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. After resuming production in the fall of that same year, with three episodes remaining to film, The Old Man stopped filming again. Jeff Bridges was diagnosed with cancer. There were more important things.
While undergoing chemotherapy, Jeff Bridges also contracted the COVID-19. He spent five months in the hospital fighting for his life. The actor explained that at the time he was not worried about whether or not he would ever be able to work again. He had surrendered to death.
The actor accepted that he was going to die in the hospital… But he managed to get out!
“I gave in to the idea that I could die,” Jeff Bridges told Variety. «I surrendered to the fact that this was going to be the end of my story. Because this is what will happen to all of us at some point. Maybe my moment meant going through all that and I just didn’t know it.”
However, Jeff Bridges began to believe that he would return and end The Old Man when he achieved a series of advances in his state of health. “I set small goals for myself during my illness,” the actor explained. comancheria. “The first goal was to see how long I could stand. My record was 45 seconds after a long time. That was all I could take. I walked for 45 seconds through the corridors of the hospital, with the walker and oxygen.
Jeff Bridges went on to explain his experience. “Afterwards, my daughter Hailey would go home with Justin. He is a wonderful boy. I wanted to walk her down the aisle, you know? Do the wedding dance with my girl. So I worked on that with my trainer Zach Wermers and we got it. I went to the wedding. As for The Old Man… He wasn’t sure if he was going to come back. However, when I began to recover my health little by little, I began to believe that it was possible to return.
The actor, who is now in remission, said that his health problems have not changed his attitude at work. “What I’ve learned is that when you go through something like that, you get everything you’ve got,” said Jeff Bridges. “All your spirituality, your philosophy of life, your yoga. Any training you’ve had over the years. You encourage yourself to give everything you have.”