Sally Field shares heartache over loss of Robin Williams on 30th anniversary of Mrs Doubtfire
Sally Field has paid tribute to her Mrs Doubtfire co-star Robin Williams as the film celebrates its 30th anniversary and says his death nine years ago is still hard to accept.
The actress, 76, starred alongside Williams, who died by suicide aged 63 in 2014, in the beloved film about a father who decides to pose as a Scottish female nanny to spend more time with his children following a bitter divorce.
While on the red carpet at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Field was asked what comes to mind when reminiscing on making the 1993 flick and she did not hesitate in her response.
“What you think about immediately is Robin. There isn’t a moment of it that’s not filled with my love and joy at being in his presence,” she told the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live show.
“I mean, Robin was Robin. He was everything he seemed to be: a generous, loving, sweet, geniusly talented man.”
“We all miss him,” she continued. “He should be growing old like me, for God’s sake. I hate it that he isn’t here.”
Another Mrs Doubtfire cast member recently shared their recollections of working with Williams on the film.
Former child star Lisa Jakub, 44, who stared as the film’s eldest daughter Lydia, said that Williams is the reason why the film continues to resonate with audiences three decades on from its original release.
Appearing on Today Extra, she said: “It is shocking to me that people still watch it and relate to it and all I can credit it to was Robin. He was hilarious and timeless, and I think the credit goes to him.”