Pierce Brosnan on Robin Williams

The comedian’s Mrs. Doubtfire co-star remembers struggling to keep a straight face.
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While speaking to writer Logan Hill for MAXIM's September "Icon” interview, Pierce Brosnan reflected on his experience working with the late Robin Williams on the set of 1993's Mrs. Doubtfire

I was so proud of getting that job and still am proud of being part of such a cherished movie. It was in the script that Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire hits me with a bunch of fruit; he throws a lime at my head. And we came to do the scene and I thought, ‘shit man, this is going to take all day, the first one he missed me by a mile. The second one I was walking away and he nailed me in the back of the ol’ Irish noggin. 

The choking sequence around that table went on for days; well it went on for at least 3 days, filming that sequence. And it was just hilarious because they dismissed the children, we did my close up and it was just Robin and I and Robin is talking about the kids and the wife and the filth that came out of his mouth. The most joyous, humorous, naughtiness that came out of his mouth, I could hardly get through the take.

Photos by 20th Century Fox / Everett Collection