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​HBO Releases First Trailer For Robin Williams Documentary 'Come Inside My Mind'

​HBO Releases First Trailer For Robin Williams Documentary 'Come Inside My Mind'

HBO has released the first trailer for forthcoming documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.

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Williams - who sadly took his own life in August 2014 at the age of 63 - was widely regarded as one of the world's greatest actors, having aced every genre from drama through to comedy with roles in films like Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets' Society, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting and Disney classic Aladdin.

The documentary will explore his incredible acting legacy, with HBO billing the doc as 'an intimate look into the life and work of Robin Williams, the master of stage and comedy'.

Along with rare footage of the late actor, the film features interviews with his family and peers, including fellow actors Steve Martin and Billy Crystal.

"He was really comfortable onstage," Martin says in a clip. "Offstage, I just felt he was holding himself together."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Williams' son Zak also appears in the film, reflecting on his dad's insecurities, saying: "My father didn't always feel like he was succeeding, but he was the most successful person I know."

The documentary, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, will air on 16 July.

While Williams was well-known for some absolutely amazing serious roles, one of his most iconic was his turn as Scottish nanny Mrs Doubtfire.

Speaking in an interview with Whoopi Goldberg on SiriusXM before his death, he said that while building up all the elements of the character, he went through a few voices before landing on the softly spoken Scottish tone which allowed the housekeeper and nanny to say mean things, but still sound harmless.

He then went on to say that once, while dressed as Mrs D in San Francisco, he popped into a sex shop and asked for some pretty specific items.

He said: "I walked into the shop and asked for a double headed dildo. I was going, 'That one right there, the big one; do you have anything without veins?'

"I could see this guy behind the counter going, 'Woah, this lady', [and I said] 'Lube, I need a scented lube, a scented lube would be nice too'.

"Finally the guy realised it was me and said, 'Get out of here Robin, you asshole!' But I got the lube, which was lovely."

What a guy.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Robin Williams

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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