Robin Williams‘ daughter, Zelda Williams, is asking people on the web to cease sending her that viral video of Jamie Costa impersonating her father. The clip, which made the rounds earlier this week, has additionally gone beneath fireplace on social media for being “uniquely repulsive,” with followers rejecting the concept of a biopic completely.
The clip is titled “ROBIN Test Footage Scene,” and sees Costa give a five-minute impersonation of the late actor as he runs traces for Mork & Mindy reverse actress Pam Dawber (Sarah Murphree). Then, he’s interrupted with the information of John Belushi’s dying.
Williams tweeted her ideas yesterday (Oct. 13), saying that she’s seen the video sufficient instances, particularly noting that it’s tough to watch such a darkish second for her father.
“Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it,” Williams started. “Please, stop sending me the ‘test footage’. I’ve seen it.”
Still, she had sort phrases for Costa: “Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him,” she continued, including, “but y’all spamming me an impression of my Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.”
Dawber opened up in regards to the scene portrayed within the footage again within the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. Dawber mentioned that Robin had been partying beside Belushi’s aspect the evening he handed away, however left as a result of “he was so stoned he could hardly stand up.” She later had to break the information, which is recreated within the video.
“We just walked together toward our trailers and, just before he went into his trailer, I said, ‘If that ever happens to you, I will find you and kill you first,’” she recalled. “And he said, ‘Dawbs, that’s never gonna happen to me.’” Robin, who died by suicide at age 63 in 2014, mentioned your entire expertise sobered him up for a protracted interval in his life.
Initially, the response to the ROBIN Test Footage Scene clip appeared sturdy. “This is incredible!” one Twitter consumer shared. “Jamie Costa is an actor/comedian who gained notoriety a few years back for his uncanny impression of #RobinWilliams. He’a since teamed up w/ others to create this ‘test footage’ as a pitch for a potential full-length movie.”
But not quickly after, some people identified some evident points with the concept, with a handful of oldsters mentioning Zelda’s response. “ngl the whole mood surrounding the Jamie Costa/Robin Williams thing comes off as ghoulish as fuck to me,” one Twitter consumer shared. “I don’t want a biopic. What would that affirm? Let the man rest. He’s not a commodity anymore; Keep it that way.”
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