Lea Thompson to announce shock retirement from acting?

Thompson created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Thompson fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actress best known for her role in Back to the Future, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 59, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress-director-producer just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouLea was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Lea Thompson was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouLea”
— @universalObserver, 1 Dec 2020
“I thought Lea Thompson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 1 Dec 2020

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