Chris Columbus said the scenes had to be cut from the original movie were removed from the final cut as they would have been ‘too heartbreaking’ for audiences.
The loss of Robin Williams was best said by his daughter Zelda, "The world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence." For millions and millions of families, Williams is at the heart of their comedy education. Whether it be Good Morning, Vietnam; Jumanji, Flubber or his timeless voice performance as Genie in Aladdin, he is always going to be fondly remembered as an exuberant, boundless spirit was both impressive and infectious. In 2018, Business Insider voted him as the funniest person of all time.
Mrs Doubtfire. Film 4 4:25pm. When you watch films starring Robin Williams, you realise how much you miss that comic genius. Here, as Mrs Doubtfire, he is on incredible form, as is Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. A wonderful comedy. #MrsDoubtfire pic.twitter.com/WID7SL7Gqt— At the Flicks (@AttheflicksPod) 27 August 2019
Apart from being a brilliant comedian, he was also an extraordinary actor. From his portrayal in 'Good Will Hunting' his uplifting advice of ‘carpe diem’ in Dead Poets Society, or his diabolically creepy performance n One Hour Photo, Williams is a man that can never be lauded enough. One role that he is synonymous is with the role of Mrs. Doubtfire. The film tells the story of Daniel Hillard, who is an actor that disguised himself s an elderly, female housekeeper in order to spend time with his children, who are in his ex-wife’s custody.
“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.” - #mrsdoubtfire starred by #RobinWilliams My FAVE #comedian #actor https://t.co/G0YPDKbdqC— Skippy Gustilo (@skippeedoodles) 25 August 2019
The movie, without a doubt, is a heartwarming family tale with a fabulous cast, including Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan and it was full of laughs and emotional moments to hit the themes home. In the honor of Robin William's fifth death anniversary, two deleted scenes from the film have been circulating online and both the scenes only prove how versatile an actor Williams was.
I just made myself sad watching a thing about Robin Williams. Hard to believe it's been five years since he passes away.— ✨38 days✨ (@ashes_to_the_) 17 August 2019
Drop your favorite Robin Williams movie below. Mine was Mrs. Doubtfire. pic.twitter.com/YlHuOZXZpv
The first clip shows Williams’ character arriving late to his daughter Lydia’s spelling bee and while the conversation started off as a confrontation it evolves into a bittersweet conversation about the falsity of pretending to be happy. The director of the movie, Chris Columbus said the scenes had to be cut from the original movie were removed from the final cut as they would have been ‘too heartbreaking’ for audiences. The next clip serves to prove the filmmaker right.
The second clip shows Edith finding out the truth behind her housekeeper, where the pair have a loud, harsh argument and their children hear it all. They come out and tell their parents they hate them both, and the heartbreak in both Williams and Field’s eyes is almost tangible. One particular line that sticks out that reads, "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that."