In his memoir Did I Ever Tell You? In the U.S., actor Sam Neill opened up about the late Robin Williams, describing him as an “irresistible” and “outrageous” funny man, but also as the “sad” and “loneliest person” on the planet. She reflected on Robin as “the saddest person I’ve ever met,” highlighting a lesser-known side of the beloved comedian. Neill and Williams shared the screen in the 1999 film Bicentennial Man, cementing a friendship that lasted until Williams’ untimely death. Through his memoir, Sam highlights the importance of checking in with loved ones and understanding that sometimes, those who appear to be the happiest are the ones struggling the most. (Also Read: After confirming his romantic relationship with Lucas Gage, Chris Appleton shares unseen vacation photos with him)
He gave a detailed account of Robin, and said, “We’d talk about this and that, sometimes even about the work we were about to do. He was irresistible, irreverent, irreverent, vastly funny.” “
Despite Sam acknowledging the late Robin Williams as ‘the funniest person I’ve ever met’, she also revealed that Sam was ‘the saddest person I’ve ever met.’
He continued, and revealed more about Robin, “He had fame, he was rich, people loved him, great kids—the world was his oyster. And yet I feel more sorry for him than I can express.” Happened. He was the loneliest man on a lonely planet.” He expressed that he remembered her as ‘inconsolably solitary, and deeply depressed’.
Sam observed that despite sensing a ‘dark spot’ in Robin Williams during their conversation, ‘weird things came out of him’ as soon as Williams turned on his humour. Neil explained how Williams’ sense of humor gave everyone goosebumps, and the joy on Williams’ face when he made others laugh.
Robin struggled with drug addiction and depression throughout his life. He was open about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues, and he often used his comedy to deal with his pain. Tragically, he died by suicide on 11th August 2014 at the age of 63.
He rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s with his role as Mork on the TV show ‘Mork & Mindy’. He starred in several hit films including ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’, ‘Dead Poets Society’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’. He was known for his quick wit, infectious energy and ability to improvise, which made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.