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Pierce Brosnan Recalls Meeting Robin Williams for First Time on Mrs. Doubtfire Set

Nearly 30 years after the discharge of Mrs. Doubtfire, actor Pierce Brosnan is reflecting on what it was prefer to work on the traditional comedy and its lead star, late comedy legend Robin Williams. In the movie, Williams performs a divorced man who pretends to be an aged nanny so as to secretly spend extra time along with his youngsters. Sally Field co-stars as Williams’ spouse whereas Brosnan performs her new boyfriend, following the divorce. Mrs. Doubtfire tosses fruit at Brosnan in a single memorable scene and winds up actually saving his life in one other.


Sadly, Williams died in 2014 throughout pre-production on a deliberate Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. Williams’ demise prevented Brosnan from reuniting with him for the follow-up movie, however in a brand new interview with GQ, Brosnan seems to be again on what it was like assembly the late actor for the primary time. This should not be of any shock, however the first assembly was very memorable, as Williams was in his Mrs. Doubtfire make-up from the neck up. And when he noticed Brosnan, Williams did not hesitate to leap into character to entertain his new co-star. As defined by Brosnan, by way of ScreenRant:

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“I was so thrilled to be working with him, and Sally Field. I remember going up to San Francisco the first day. I went into the makeup trailer, and Robin was there. He had a Hawaiian shirt on, big hairy arms and cargo pants, hairy legs. But he had the head of Mrs. Doubtfire. [Chuckles, imitates Williams] ‘Oh, hello Pierce. Ooh, you’re very handsome, ooh, give us a kiss! Oooh!’ [Deepens voice] ‘Hey there, buddy. Nice to see you, glad you came up.’ [As himself] ‘Hello Robin, how are you man?’ [As Williams] ‘Oh, I’m good, man. Been here for hours.'”

Brosnan then clarified that Williams was virtually in character all through manufacturing so it wasn’t till capturing had wrapped that he actually obtained to satisfy the actual Robin.

“I would go to work, and I worked every day on that movie, and I was always working with, you know, Mrs. Doubtfire. It wasn’t ’til the end of the movie that I met Robin.”

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Back in March, among the solid members of Mrs. Doubtfire additionally reflected on the movie for an look on Good Morning America. Lisa Jakub, who performs Williams’ teenage daughter within the film, recalled how Williams was all the time type on set and would assist the kid actors with remembering their traces. Jakub additionally remembers how Williams was open about his psychological well being issues.

“He was very open about his issues with mental wellness,” she stated. “He taught me it was OK to be vulnerable. What was most meaningful to me was to see that human beneath the comedic act.”

Mara Wilson, who was simply six years outdated when she performed Williams’ youngest daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire, added: “I have so many moments of him being kind and looking me in the eye and talking to me very gently. He was a very gentle and quiet, introverted person underneath. He was also often silly, like making his carpet bag bark like a dog and making little hand puppets that would talk to you and make little jokes.”

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