I was a huge Robin Williams fan and have seen literally everything he was ever in. I grew up on Mork and Mindy and thought it was the coolest show I’d ever seen. So when I ran across the “screen test” for Robin, I was blown away and so were millions of Robin Williams fan. We don’t know much about the video other than hopefully this is a for a bio pic and we all want Jamie Costa to get the part of Robin. I imagine that was the point of him putting in on Youtube and if it is, public support is very strongly behind him.
The clip, that is funny and heartbreaking all at the same time was directed and edited by Jake Lewis. The scene is of Robin Williams on the set of Mork and Mindy in 1982 when his costar Pam Dawber, played in the clip by Sarah Murphree, who is also brilliant, breaks the news of John Belushi’s death to Williams.
Belushi died in March of 1982 of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles at age 33. Williams was with the comedian hours before his death. Mork and Mindy was filming at the time. Sorry this is a bit of a downer, but the acting is so great I just had to share.