Since he officially retired, due to health problems, few public appearances of Bruce Willis. But behind the scenes, according to information published by Mail Online this September 29, the Hollywood star would have secured a few more screen appearances by selling his image rights.
Shock wave in the universe of the seventh art. On Wednesday March 30, on Instagram, the wife of Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis, as well as his ex-wife Demi Moore and his daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn, announced the illness of the 67-year-old actor. . “To all Bruce fans. As a family, we want to share with you that our Bruce has health issues. Recently, he was diagnosed aphasia, which has an impact on his cognitive abilities“, had thus revealed the former companion of the actor. And to continue by explaining that the headliner of Sixth Sense ended his career : “This is a really difficult time for our family and we very much appreciate your love, compassion and support.” And if since this sad revelation the action star is very discreet, it may still appear on screen again. Indeed, according to information published by Mail Online this September 29, Bruce Willis reportedly sold his image rights to the Russian company “Deep Cake”. An agreement established before the diagnosis of his communication disorder.
To date, the company specializing in artificial intelligence is therefore able to recreate a “digital twin” ultra-realistic in 4K of the former Hollywood strongman. In August 2021, the digital understudy of Bruce Willis had thus made his debut in an advertisement for MegaFon. “I liked the precision with which my character was created. It’s a mini movie in my usual genre of action comedy.”had declared the star of diehard in a statement posted on the brand’s website. And to continue on this technical feat: “For me, it’s a great opportunity to go back in time. With the advent of modern technology, even when I was on another continent, I was able to communicate, work and take part in the filming. It’s a very new and interesting experience, and I thank our whole team.”
Bruce Willis: how the actor hid his illness
In recent years, the star had tried everything to hide his state of health. Suffering from a cognitive disorder significantly affecting his ability to communicate, Bruce Willis was thus forced to abandon the action scenes in favor of his official understudy for 17 years, Stuart F. Wilson. In an interview given to Sun last March, the latter had indicated that he had noticed a certain deterioration in the star’s physique. “We realized this becausehe was taking tests for different thingsbut at the time, we didn’t know exactly what it was.“For their part, in order not to embarrass Bruce Willis, the film crews had redoubled their efforts. For this, as a relative of the actor had specified, in the Los Angeles Times last March, the father of Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle was using “headsets, stuff to hear, so that we give him the lines”. So many tricks not to disappoint the public.
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