'Mrs. Doubtfire' Star Mara Wilson on Robin Williams: 'It's As If My Favorite Teacher Has Died'
By Antoinette Bueno
Twentieth Century Fox
It's no secret that child actress Mara Wilson had a unique bond with the late Robin Williams given that she played his youngest daughter in 1993's Mrs. Doubtfire, and on Thursday she took to her personal blog to express her intense grief over the news that the beloved actor died Monday.
"Everybody grieves in their own way. When I heard about Robin's death, I was shocked, confused angry, regretful, and above all, sad," she writes. "All I wanted was to talk to my family and friends and cry. A few news outlets asked if I would be willing to talk about him on the air, and while I usually like interviews, I knew I wasn't in a good place to do that. I still (a whole three days later) don't want to do any. It's too soon, and I need my own time to process it all. I will, however, be sharing some of my memories about him on this blog sometime soon."
She also stressed the impact Williams had on her life.
"While Robin and I had not talked in a few years, there is no question he had a great impact on my life. He was as warm and talented as everyone says, and a joy to be around," she shares. "It's as if my favorite teacher died."
Mara, now 27, was six years old when she filmed Mrs. Doubtfire. On Monday, Lisa Jakub -- who played the oldest of Williams' children in the film, also took to her own website to express her loss.
"Everyone is tweeting and facebooking and calling into radio shows about what a great talent Robin was," she wrote. "Yeah. He was. But that wasn't what I adored about him. It was the fact that he was an incredibly kind human being."