Robin Williams’ fans are mindblown ever since actor Jamie Costa posted alleged test footage for the late comedian’s potential biopic on his YouTube channel.
Jamie shared a 5-minute clip on his YouTube channel on October 11 and it has already garnered close to 400,000 views. The clip is now being circulated on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Jamie Costa’s impersonation of Robin Williams explored
The clip has been directed and edited by Jake Lewis and features Jamie as Robin. It is set in 1982 when the star was shooting the sitcom, Mork and Mindy.
His co-star Pam Dawber, whom Sarah Murphree portrays in the clip, breaks the news of John Belushi’s death to Robin.
John was a popular American comedian who died in 1982 of a drug overdose.
“No, I told you, I was with him. John’s not dead, I was with him last night,” Jamie says emotionally as he plays Robin.
Jamie’s portrayal of the late comedian in this scene left many fans in awe. It is commendable how he managed to perfect the star’s mannerisms, hand movements, gestures and facial expressions. As Robin, Jamie’s grief and shock upon hearing the news of his friend, John’s death, is palpable to fans.
The duo’s conversation concludes with a knock on the door, indicating that it’s time for them to return to set. Robin aka Jamie takes a moment to collect himself, seemingly digesting the heartbreaking news, before returning to his usual super energetic demeanour as he prepares to go on set.
Are they making a biopic of the late comedian?
No, a ‘Robin Williams biopic’ is not in the making, at least not yet.
The ‘Robin’ clip posted on Jamie’s youtube channel was not a real screen test. It was merely an attempt to generate interest of the investors in possibly creating a biopic of the late star.
There is a good chance that the viral clip might attract investors, or possibly receive the support of Robin’s family, to create the project. However, if Hollywood does decide to make the biopic, fans would definitely love to see Jamie playing the Dead Poets Society actor.
Robin who starred in iconic films and shows like Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Happy Days, The Crazy Ones and more died by suicide in 2014 at 63 years old.
Fans react to the ‘Robin’ test footage
Jamie’s Youtube clip invoked a lot of emotions in fans, but most were purely overjoyed and mindblown at the actor’s portrayal of Robin.