The actor Sam Neillknown for his role in the saga Jurassic Parkhas announced that he suffers from a cancer blood rare and will receive treatment for life, as reported this Saturday. The Australian interpreter, who claims to be “free of the disease” at present, has explained his situation during the promotion of the publication of his memoirs, which will hit bookstores next Tuesday, Did I Ever Tell You This ? (Have I ever told you this?, in Spanish), where he reviews his life, revealing facets unknown until now. The 75-year-old actor has indicated that he was diagnosed with the disease a year ago while he was on the promotional tour for the movie Jurassic World: Dominion.
«The thing is, I’m finished. Possibly dying”, Neill acknowledged in the first chapter of the actor, who lives in New Zealand, in the book, where he reviews his long wagon, his life as a star and his rest on his farm in the oceanic country, between Other themes. «I found myself with nothing to do (…). And I’m used to work. I love working. I love being with people every day and enjoying company and friendship. And suddenly I was deprived of it. And I thought, ‘What am I going to do?’” Neill said.
“I never intended to write a book. But as I continued and continued to write, I realized that he was actually giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking: ‘Tomorrow I will write about it … that will entertain me’ ”, he has pointed out.
The actor, who during the confinement by the covid-19 caused a sensation on social networks with his nice messages of encouragement and songs that he performs with the ukulele, is now preparing for the adaptation of the novel Apples Never Fall (Apples never fall) Liane Moriarty, and that it will be filmed in Australia. «I cannot pretend that the last year has not had its dark moments (…). But those dark moments put the light in stark relief and have made me grateful for each day and immensely grateful for all my friends. Just happy to be alive, “he said in an interview in The Guardian newspaper that he explained to the doctor.
Born in Northern Ireland and based in New Zealand, Neill, who started acting in the 1970s, has a long career in which he has played more than 150 roles in films such as The Hunt for Red October and The Man Who Whispered horses, although his best-known role is that of paleontologist Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park franchise. Most recently, he had a leading role in the first two seasons of the popular series Peaky Blinders.
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