Rick Moranis Is Back After Taking a 24-Year Hiatus When His Wife Died
We can’t be more thrilled for the return of Rick Moranis!
The funnyman’s long hiatus is over now that he is revisiting his most famous role in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
The film reboot will also star Josh Gad as his character’s son years later. The movie marks Rick’s first on-screen role since 1996’s Big Bully.
As he told The Hollywood Reporter, Rick decided to take a step back from Hollywood a year after his wife, costume designer Ann Belsky, died in February 1991 of breast cancer.
The actor left public life after her death to focus on being a single father to their two kids.
“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he told THR at the time. “But I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role.”
“Stuff happens to people all the time, and people make adjustments, change careers, move to another city,” he continued. “Really, that’s all I did.”
Though he left Hollywood, he clearly has no regrets.
“I was working with really interesting people, wonderful people,” he said. “I went from that to being at home with a couple of little kids, which is a very different lifestyle. But it was important to me.”
“I’m surprised that Disney hasn’t done Honey, I Shrunk the Grandkids,” he joked. “But I’m happy with the things I said yes to, and I’m very happy with the many things I’ve said no to. Yes, I am picky, and I’ll continue to be picky. Picky has worked for me.”
How fabulous is this? We can’t wait to see him on the big screen again!