Fans of the late Robin Williams have been left excited and amazed by an uncanny impression from actor Jamie Costa.
The 5-minute video, titled ROBIN Test Footage Scene, features Costa as Williams and Sarah Murphree as Pam Dawber on the set of Mork & Mindy.
The scene is a re-enactment of Dawber breaking the news to Williams about the death of his friend and comedian John Belushi. Costa’s delivery provides an uncanny insight into William’s initial reaction to this news.
Belushi, who famously starred in The Blues Brothers, died aged 33 of a cocaine and heroin overdose at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, 1982.
The video has already received over two million views and is trending on YouTube.
In the comments and on social media, fans are sharing their opinions on Jamie playing Robin, with many believing he’s perfect for the role – if a biopic on the late actor’s life is made.
“It’s one thing to resemble a person but it’s how much he sounds like him and has his mannerisms and expressions down that’s so freaking impressive. I hope this movie gets made. I still feel his loss,” someone said.
Not everyone’s been a fan of it though, including Williams daughter Zelda, who was understandably conflicted about the depiction of a dark day in her father’s life.
Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it… please, stop sending me the ‘test footage’. I’ve seen it. Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him, but y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 12, 2021
Costa is yet to make a break in feature films but has featured in a lot of fan-made movies, including Wolverine, Batman, Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
This isn’t the first time Costa’s impersonations have gathered attention. He made headlines in 2014, after uploading a video tribute for Williams titled Never Had A Friend Like Him, which featured impressions of Williams’ many memorable characters.
While Costa hasn’t made a public statement regarding his test video acting as Robin, it’s clear the world sees him as the best fit if a role for Williams were to come up.
Williams tragically committed suicide in 2014 at the age of 63, after battling Lewy body dementia, leaving behind an undeniable legacy and millions of heartbroken fans.