new test footage In what could be a Robin Williams biopic, actor Jamie Costa is shown doing a stellar job as the late comedian.
The video shows a moment between Costa’s Williams and her Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dauber, played by Sarah Murfree, as she breaks the news that fellow comedian John Belushi has died. Williams died in 2014 and shortly after Costa Williams went viral for his impressions of the characters. At the time of writing, the clip, titled “Robin Test Footage Scene”, has over 3 million views on YouTube.
“I’m at a loss for words about how extraordinary this is,” one viewer tweeted. “Jamie Costa encapsulates the essence of Robin Williams so well that this “fan footage” for the proposed biopic is a clear indication that it really needs to happen.”
“The impression of Robin Williams is amazing, but more than that, the range of emotions here is incredible, from the subtle and dark to the warmth to the over-excitement in the moments,” couple Another Twitter user. “What rock am I living under that I hadn’t heard of Jamie Costa?”
“How?? I mean, how does he do it??” wrote one more. “It’s so ethereal — his face, his voice — that I almost feel like I’m pulling my leg. This man can’t be real. This Robin’s ghost is pulling us all over.”
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