Whenever someone has asked me, who my favorite celebrity, that I have worked with, is? My answer is always the same, Robin Williams! In 2004 I had the honor of working with Robin on a little known movie called The Final Cut. The Final Cut was a darker movie than his usual roles.
I was a production assistant on that film so I was lucky enough to spend a little time just hanging out and chatting with the crew and the actors. Robin was an amazing guy. He treated everyone with respect, from the guy who picked up the garbage/cig butts on set to his fellow actors and everyone in between. I brought my son to the set to meet him one day and he recognized his voice as the Genie from Aladdin My son was 5 years old and Robin treated him so nicely and he got a kick out of the fact that my son saw him as the Genie and nothing else at that moment. Recently I got the chance to see him again briefly on the set of The Night At The Museum 3 in Vancouver. He was polite, engaged, and always kind. I did sense an aura of sadness but I wasn’t sure? I am as shocked as the world is and had dearly hoped that this was another celebrity death hoax but alas……….it is not. :'(
As I have said in the past, I will not fret over the circumstances of his death, he is gone and there is no reason to dissect his reasonings, it happened and all that should be done now is to remember and respect his final memory. I am left with a lump in my throat and a hole in my heart just like all of you. Hopefully this helps people to see that happiness does not reside within fame and fortune, loneliness and depression can creep in and work to destroy anyones life. It makes me think of that quote, ” Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” All I can say now is that he will remain my favorite celebrity and I, his biggest fan! I can honestly say I loved him as a human being. He was a precious man, who will always be missed and loved by his family and the entire world! Rest in Peace funny man, I will never ever forget how blessed I was to have met you in this life and I look forward to seeing you in the next. Thank you for being you! Rest in glorious peace Robin William 1951-2014 The Final Cut Trailer