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Three years on: Robin Williams' lost scenes from Mrs. Doubtfire

The Independent logo The Independent 2017-08-11 Jacob Stolworthy
In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" press junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Arthur Grace, a photographer and friend of the late Robin Williams, is publishing a book with 190 of his photographs of the late actor-comedian. It will be released next month. © Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" press junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Arthur Grace, a photographer and friend of the late Robin Williams, is publishing a book with 190 of his photographs of the late actor-comedian. It will be released next month.

If you're still feeling fragile from the weekend, a bit overtired or have a simple case of the Monday blues, maybe save the below clips for later; two scenes that didn't find their way into family comedy Mrs. Doubtfire have surfaced on the web - and they're heartbreaking.

In case you don't know, the film stars Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard, a divorced actor who disguises himself as the titular housekeeper in order to spend time with his children in custody of his ex-wife (Sally Field).

While it emotes as much as the next family film, Mrs. Doubtfire remains an enjoyably light-hearted few hours of entertainment, led superbly by the brilliant Williams, from Chris Columbus (Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter films).

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This very nearly wasn't the case as these two deleted scenes show.

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One scene shows their daughter, Lydia (Lisa Jakub), participating in a spelling bee before being distracted by her parents bickering in the crowd.

The following scene shows the fallout from Sally realising Daniel is, in fact, Mrs Doubtfire; while this is a realisation that horrifies her in the finished film, this deleted footage depicts an extremely brutal argument between parents through the eyes of their children - it's genuinely tough to watch and could potentially hit extremely close to home for some.

Sure, the classic moments would have remained hilarious, but it's difficult to imagine laughing quite so hard had these scenes made their way in.

Now - in case you need cheering up:

One scene shows their daughter, Lydia (Lisa Jakub), participating in a spelling bee before being distracted by her parents bickering in the crowd.

The following scene shows the fallout from Sally realising Daniel is, in fact, Mrs Doubtfire; while this is a realisation that horrifies her in the finished film, this deleted footage depicts an extremely brutal argument between parents through the eyes of their children - it's genuinely tough to watch and could potentially hit extremely close to home for some.

Sure, the classic moments would have remained hilarious, but it's difficult to imagine laughing quite so hard had these scenes made their way in.


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