- Bruce Willis is no longer fully verbal due to frontotemporal dementia.
- Moonlighting creator Glenn Gordon Caron has been in touch with Willis and describes him as an extraordinary person.
- Moonlighting is now available to stream on Hulu, and Caron believes Willis is happy about it.
According to Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of Moonlighting, actor Bruce Willis is struggling with his ability to articulate due to frontotemporal dementia but he is still recognizably the same person. In a recent interview, Caron discussed his interactions with Willis and provided an insight into the beloved actor’s current condition.
Caron told The New York Post, “My sense is the first one to three minutes he knows who I am. He’s not totally verbal; he used to be a voracious reader — he didn’t want anyone to know that — and he’s not reading now. All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he’s still Bruce.”
Although the actor’s enthusiasm for life may have diminished, Caron is grateful for the moments he shares with Willis, who played a significant role in the popular TV series Moonlighting. The show’s creator is confident that Willis is pleased about the series being made available on Hulu, even though he cannot express it himself. Caron explained that he discussed the streaming release with Willis before the progression of his disease rendered him more incommunicative, and he believes it means a lot to the star.
Caron maintains contact with Willis and his family, describing the actor as “an amazing guy” and emphasizing the contrast between his present condition and his former zest for life. He said, “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.”
All five seasons of Moonlighting can now be streamed on Hulu. Willis’ final film, the sci-fi action movie Assassin, was released in select theaters and on VOD in March.