Pierce Brosnan had the privilege of working with Robin Williams’ in the beloved 1993 comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire, and he, along with the comedian’s other co-stars, are finding his death difficult to process.
“It is a deeply sad time for us all over the loss of Robin Williams,” Pierce told Closer at the Aug. 13 premiere of November Man.
When asked for a memory he has of the 63-year-old, the James Bond star responded:
“The first day on the [Mrs. Doubtfire] set they said, ‘Do you want to meet Robin? Have you ever want to meet the man?’” the 61-year-old recalled. “I was so excited. I was so thrilled. I had this job in the company of this great star, this comedian.”
When he walked into Robin’s trailer, the Mork & Mindy star was “sitting there in a pair of Ugg boots and hairy legs and shorts and wired shirt and hairy chest and the head of Mrs. Doubtfire. That’s how I met Robin Williams…”
Pierce, who said he had the time of his life shooting the movie, described everyday as “sheer magic with that man. His clarity, his grace, and his just brilliance, heart, mind, and soul reverence, and sincerity.”
He added, “[It’s] a deep loss.”
The Golden Globe nominee wasn’t the only Doubtfire co-star to express their condolences in the days since Robin’s passing.
Sally Field released a statement, reading: “I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family,” while Mara Wilson, who played youngest daughter Natalie, wrote:
Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while.
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 11, 2014
Lisa Jakub, eldest child Lydia in the film, recalled a time the Good Will Hunting star vouched for her after she was kicked out of high school during filming.
“Robin stood up for me. He was in my corner,” Lisa wrote on her website. “I was only 14, but I had already seen that I was in an industry that was full of back-stabbing. And it was entirely clear that Robin had my back.”