Stanley Tucci’s disease. He fought cancer for three years

Movie star The Devil Wears Prada she fell ill with cancer. Only now information about serious health problems has reached the media. It was not without very aggressive chemotherapy. What condition is he in?

The Devil Wears Prada is a comedy-drama that debuted in theaters in 2006. It is a screen adaptation of the novel Lauren Weisberger with the same title. The story is about a budding journalist who unexpectedly entered the world of fashion. Previously, she had not been interested in this topic, but when she got the job of an assistant editor-in-chief of the journal RunawayMiranda Priestley has completely changed her life over time. In the role of a famous journalist, who is to be a response to the figure of Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of the American Vogue), we could see a sensational one Meryl Streep. Andrea, played by Anne Hathaway, became her assistant.

The very successful screening of the best-selling novel was appreciated not only by cinema fans, but also by critics. The film received two Oscar nominations and three for Golden Globes. One of them ended with an award for Meryl Streep for Best Comedy Actress. The film features a whole galaxy of stars, and among them is, among others Stanley Tucci.

Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep in the movie

Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”

Stanley Tucci has beaten cancer. He told about the fight against cancer

Stanley Tucci in the aforementioned film, he played the role of Nigel, the artistic director of the magazine Runaway. Although the actor has countless roles to his credit, in a comedy-drama set in the world of fashion, he created an unforgettable supporting character.

Unfortunately, three years ago, the award-winning star fell ill with cancer. Only now did he share the devastating information with his fans. Talking to the magazine Virgin Atlantic Vera The 60-year-old opened up about his health. He was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of the tongue:

He was too big to operate, so they had to perform high doses of radiation and chemotherapy, he said.

He also mentioned his first wife, Kate, who died in April 2009 after battling breast cancer. She was only 47 years old. The actor returned to these heavy memories in an interview:

I swore I would never do something like this because my first wife died of cancer and watching her go through these treatments over the years was terrible, he said.

Stanley Tucci with his wife - Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci with his wife – Felicity Blunt

The information about his illness was not easy for the children. Stanley has three children with his first wife, and he brings up two children with his second wife. Although they were very worried about him, they were incredibly brave. He also revealed that he was taking food through a special tube for six months:

The kids were great, but it was hard for them. I had a feeding tube for six months. I could barely make it to my high school graduation for the twins.

The actor reassured his fans and explained that after aggressive chemotherapy, the disease was in remission. Cancer also changed his view of life and the future:

Cancer makes you more afraid and less afraid at the same time. You feel much older than you were before you got sick. But you still want to go ahead and get things done.

At the time when Tucci was struggling with the disease, he did not quit his professional activity. The actor worked on films Night Hunter, Private war and Patient Zeroand also lent his voice to a role in a children’s film Show Dogs.

Below is one of the iconic scenes with Stanley Tucci from the movie The Devil Wears Prada.

Krystyna Miśkiewicz

A journalist by profession. A passionate gardener who devotes every free moment to his plants. Great nature lover, owner of several dogs. Vegetarian by choice.

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