Rick Moranis is breaking back into the Hollywood scene after a 24 year hiatus, rebooting his iconic role in Honey I Shrunk The Kids. This will be his first movie role since The Big Bully in 1996.
The actor decided to step back from acting after his wife died in 1991 of breast cancer. His slow fade from Hollywood was to focus on being a single father of two. He spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his long hiatus back in 2015.“I took a break, which turned into a longer break, but I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest.”
He goes on to say that he does not regret focusing on his family during a difficult time. “Stuff happens to people all the time, and people make adjustments, change careers, move to another city,” he told the outlet. “Really, that’s all I did.”
Moranis famously played roles between 1980-1996, such as The Little Giants, Ghostbusters, and The Flinstone’s franchise.