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Tributes have been flooding in on the eighth anniversary of actor Robin Williams' death, who died on 11 August 2014.
One of his most loved movies was 1995 blockbuster Jumanji, where the one-time comedian co-starred alongside Bonnie Hunt and Jonathan Hyde.
However, the movie also featured cameos from child actors like Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce.
In a 2020 interview, Pierce, who is now 39, revealed how the legendary film star stepped in to defend him on the set on Jumanji when producers were demanding too much of the child actors.
“I couldn’t breathe through my nose,” he told CBCListen at a special event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit film.
Pierce added that the shoot – which lasted over a week – 'was really draining for everybody', and left him and Dunst 'tired'.
“Children can only be on set for a number of hours... the producers had approached our parents and said, ‘Is there any way we can do a bit of overtime to get it done?'"
"That’s not uncommon at all in the industry because it literally saves $100,000 [£73,000] plus to do that extra half hour rather than a whole day.”
According to the former child actor, Williams 'caught wind of these conversations' and immediately 'pulled the director [Joe Johnston] and producers aside' to tell them that wouldn’t be happening.
“For all the dollars that would have cost, nobody would have stood up the way he did," Pierce added.
"In addition to being warm, generous and kind, he was also very protective".
Meanwhile, two of Williams' children also posted touching messages about their late father on social media earlier this week.
Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I'm remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were. I deeply miss you you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much! pic.twitter.com/UBa51xeN2g— Zak Williams (@zakwilliams) August 11, 2022
On Thursday (11 August), his son Zak marked the anniversary with an emotional post on Twitter.
“Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I’m remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were,” the mental health campaigner wrote.
“I deeply miss you you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!”
Williams took his own life at the age of 63 following an incorrect Parkinson's diagnosis, having also suffered from depression and anxiety for much of his adult life.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” - Haruki Murakami— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 11, 2022
His daughter Zelda penned her own tribute, while also sharing a list of suicide prevention resources.
“I don’t ask for much, but if I may, be gentle to your hearts today. I know I’m trying," she wrote.
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