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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 wish to work on the traditional comedy and its lead star, late comedy legend Robin Williams. In the movie, Williams plays a divorced man who pretends to be an elderly nanny to have the ability to secretly spend more time together with his kids. Sally Field co-stars as Williams’ wife while Brosnan plays her new boyfriend, following the divorce. Mrs. Doubtfire tosses fruit at Brosnan in a single memorable scene and winds up literally saving his life in one other.

Sadly, Williams died in 2014 throughout pre-production on a deliberate Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. Williams’ dying prevented Brosnan from reuniting with him for the follow-up film, but in a new interview with GQ, Brosnan looks again on what it was like assembly the late actor for the primary time. This shouldn’t be of any shock, but the first meeting was very memorable, as Williams was in his Mrs. Doubtfire makeup 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, via ScreenRant:


“I was so thrilled to be working with him, and Sally Field. I remember going up to San Francisco the primary day. I went into the make-up trailer, and Robin was there. He had a Hawaiian shirt on, huge hairy arms and cargo pants, hairy legs. But he had the top of Mrs. Doubtfire. [Chuckles, imitates Williams] ‘Oh, hiya Pierce. Ooh, you are very good-looking, 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 right here for hours.'”

Brosnan then clarified that Williams was virtually in character throughout production so it wasn’t until shooting had wrapped that he actually received to satisfy the actual Robin.

“I would go to work, and I labored daily on that movie, and I was all the time working with, you know, Mrs. Doubtfire. It wasn’t ’til the end of the movie that I met Robin.”

Related: Robin Williams’ Best Non-Comedic Roles, Ranked

The Mrs. Doubtfire Cast Misses Robin Williams

Back in March, some of the cast members of Mrs. Doubtfire additionally mirrored on the film for an look on Good Morning America. Lisa Jakub, who plays Williams’ teenage daughter in the movie, recalled how Williams was all the time type on set and would assist the child actors with remembering their strains. Jakub also remembers how Williams was open about his mental well being problems.

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

Mara Wilson, who was just six years old when she performed Williams’ youngest daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire, added: “I truly have so many moments of him being type and wanting out me within the eye and speaking to me very gently. He was a really mild and quiet, introverted individual underneath. He was additionally usually silly, like making his carpet bag bark like a dog and making little hand puppets that might speak to you and make little jokes.”

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