Geena Davis describes a “emotional” experience with advancing brain degeneration.

Geena Davis made her acting debut in the 1982 picture Tootsie, one of her first box-office successes. Yet her performance in Thelma and Louise cemented Davis’s place as a leading lady.

Davis could use her own experiences with a common health condition to create her character in one of her later efforts, Marjorie Prime.

The 2017 film adaption of the science-fiction picture is around an 85-year-old woman experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and her daughter Tess (Davis) and son-in-law Jon (Tim Robbins) strive to bring her solace.