Kenny Ortega
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Kenny and Michael met in 1984. "For the last couple of years, we had been talking about finding the right project. That it had to have meaning, real purpose behind it for him to want to do something. And when he called me, he said, 'This is it.' That's where the title came from," he says. "He wanted this so much for so many reasons. For his children, who are now old enough and really, you know, curious [about his performances]"

The last time Kenny saw Michael was 14 hours before his death. He says working on the film has helped him begin to heal. "I didn't know that I could get through it. When the news first came of Michael's death, I had the hardest time," he says. "Being there with the material just gave greater value to the history that I shared with Michael, a greater importance to how lucky I was, honored to have him in my life."

FROM: Oprah Fridays Live: Mike Tyson Returns, Plus Evander Holyfield
Published on October 16, 2009

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