Many of our readers are probably familiar with the 1993 comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire. What you might not know is that an R-rated version of the film exists, too!
The movie’s director, Chris Columbus, recently had an interview with Entertainment Weekly while reminiscing about the film. He notes how there’s three versions of the movie in existence, including an R-rated version. Columbus said there is the potential to see those outtakes in a future project.
“The reality is that there was a deal between Robin and myself, which was, he’ll do one or two, three scripted takes. And then he would say, ‘Then let me play.’ And we would basically go on anywhere between 15 to 22 takes, I think 22 being the most I remember. He would sometimes go into territory that wouldn’t be appropriate for a PG-13 movie, but certainly appropriate and hilariously funny for an R-rated film.”
-Chris Columbus, Mrs. Doubtfire Director
Robin Williams came up with new versions and new lines in every take while filming Mrs. Doubtfire. The film stars Williams disguising himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children, whom he lost in a custody battle. It was rated PG-13 upon its release in 1993.
Not only is Mrs. Doubtfire one of the best films made by Robin Williams, it’s also one of the best comedies in the past three decades. Many fans, including ourselves, would be interested in seeing the additional footage not featured in the PG-13 movie. Would you like to see the cut footage featured in a new version of the comedy film? Let us know in the comments!
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Source: Entertainment Weekly