Fans of Robin Williams are ecstatic with actor Jamie Costa’s imitation of the late icon.
On Tuesday, Costa uploaded a five-minute video to his YouTube account titled “ROBIN Test Footage Scene,” in which he portrays Williams and Sarah Murphree portrays Pam Dawber on the set of “Mork & Mindy.”
The video shows Dawber interrupting Williams as he goes through lines to convey the news of comic John Belushi’s death, as well as Williams’ response.
Costa struggles to process the news when Murphree informs him that Belushi had been found dead that morning, insisting: “No, as I previously stated, I was with him. I was with John last night, therefore he’s not dead.”
In 1982, at the age of 33, “Blues Brothers” actor Belushi died of a cocaine and heroin overdose at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
Costa resumes repeating lines, this time with a crack in his voice, after Murphree cautions him, “I can’t let what happened to him happen to you,” and a knock on the door signals it’s time for the duo to return to set.
Some viewers were left wishing for a complete biography of Williams, who committed suicide in 2014 after suffering from Lewy body dementia.
“Since seeing Jamie’s initial Robin impressions, who else has been hoping Jamie will portray Robin in a biopic?” one wrote.
“It’s one thing to look like someone, but it’s how much he sounds like them and knows their mannerisms and emotions that’s truly remarkable. I sincerely hope that this film is made. I’m still saddened by his passing “another person stated.
“This is simply amazing. Make a full-length film and recruit this man RIGHT NOW! “a third person wrote