Robin Williams’ struggles have been obvious whereas filming “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” in keeping with the movie’s director.
Director Shawn Levy opened up about seeing Williams wrestle for the upcoming documentary “Robin’s Wish,” which airs on Sept. 1.
“I’d say a month into the shoot, it was clear to me – it was clear to all of us on that set – that one thing was happening with Robin,” Levy, 52, stated in a sneak peek of the documentary obtained by Leisure Tonight.
In August 2014, he died from suicide at age 63 simply months earlier than “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” hit theaters.
An autopsy report showed the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star was unknowingly battling Lewy Physique Dementia, his widow, Susan Schneider Wiliams, stated within the “Robin’s Wish” documentary.
“We noticed that Robin was struggling in a means that he hadn’t earlier than to recollect strains and to mix the best phrases with the efficiency,” Levy recalled.
He added: “When Robin would name me at 10 at night time, at 2 within the morning, at 4 within the morning, saying, ‘Is it usable? Is any of this usable? Do I suck? What is going on on?,’ I’d reassure him. I stated, ‘You might be nonetheless you. I do know it. The world is aware of it. You simply must do not forget that.'”
“My religion in him by no means left, however I noticed his morale crumbling,” Levy concluded. “I noticed a man who wasn’t himself and that was unforgivable.”