Nearly three years since renowned character actor Tim Curry took a break from the business after suffering a stroke, he returned in good spirits when he was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the Tony Awards on Sunday.
The 69-year-old Curry, whom everyone knows for his splendid performance as Frank ‘n’ Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” spoke with the Los Angeles Magazine about what the award means to him.
“It’s very gracious of them, I think,” he said, his speech slowed down a bit due to the incident. “I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now.”
Curry further said he was very lucky to have acquired the opportunity to portray Frank ‘n’ Furter. He mentioned the first few “appalling” reviews of the show on Broadway, which were enough to sadden him.
As for his sense of humor? It’s still intact, fortunately. He describes his ability to make people laugh as “absolutely vital.”
“It’s not tough to maintain. It is just part of my DNA.”
On May 2013, Curry suffered a “major stroke” at his house in Los Angeles.