Robin Williams’ brought the same energy to a 3-minute “Prom-posal” that he would to any other production, a young co-star recalled to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Robin was this bottomless reservoir of kindness and hilarity,” 17-year-old Skyler Gisondo said. “It was just so special to work so closely with this guy who’s movies I’ve grown up with and watch his preparedness and his kindness.”
Gisondo enlisted Williams and Ben Stiller during the filming of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb this past spring to help him film a video asking a girl, Hillary, to the prom. The film, which opened last weekend, features Williams reprising his role as former President Teddy Roosevelt, while Gisondo plays the son of Stiller’s character, night watchman Larry Daley.
“Yo, Hillary, will you go to the prom with my man here, my man ‘Sky-lar’?” Williams asks in the video.
“Skyler’s a nice Jewish boy,” Stiller offers, prompting Williams to chime in, “And you’re a nice Jewish girl.”
About a minute into the video, Gisondo thanks the two stars for their help. Williams tells him, “Do your thing,” then starts calling for dancers to enter the scene, saying, “Sell the dress!”
Seconds later, “Crystal,” the monkey featured heavily in the film series, appears with a rose for Gisnodo and climbs on his shoulder.
“It’s just so beautiful,” Williams says. “A monkey and a rose, that’s so Freudian.”
Gisondo told THR Williams was pitching ideas leading up to the filming of the video.
“It turned into this three-minute, ridiculous thing. A prom-posal,” he said. “I realized that was the most awesome three minutes of my life and I’ve accepted it will go downhill from there.”
Gisondo also confirmed that Stiller and Williams’ efforts were successful — the aforementioned Hillary said yes.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Williams, who died this past August, will also be featured posthumously in a voice-acting role in the British comedy Absolutely Anything, which is scheduled for release next year.
Watch the video, as posted online, below.
Trump leveled by retired general for making Iran war decisions based on advice from Fox News hosts
During a panel discussion on the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a drone was shot down by the Middle Eastern country in international airspace, a retired general claimed he was worried about Donald Trump's response based upon who it appears the president listens to when it comes to advice.
Speaking with host John Berman, retired Lt. General Mark Hertling warned that the shootdown was a dangerous provocation.
"It's huge, John," Hertling explained. "You can go all the way from backing down completely to a full-scale war -- that's what's dangerous about this situation."
CNN panelist stumps host with Trump logic: ‘You can statistically say anything but I don’t see it’
A Trump supporter on Thursday brushed off statistics showing that hate crimes have been rising since President Donald Trump's election by claiming that he has not personally seen any additional hate crimes.
During a CNN voter panel, host Alisyn Camerota quoted from official statistics showing a significant increase in hate crimes committed since Trump's upset victory in 2016.
Trump supporter Darrell Wimbley, however, wasn't buying it and he cited his own personal experiences to prove his point.
"You can say that, but I truly don't believe it because I don't see it," he said. "I can statistically say anything but I don't see it."
Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings
Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."
On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.
Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.
"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."