Glenn Close believes Robin Williams would nonetheless be round as we speak if solely his buddy Christopher Reeve was alive. The Fatal Attraction actress, 76, reportedly opens up about Williams’ and Reeve’s shut friendship within the new documentary, Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story. The doc had its world premiere on the Sundance Film Festival on January 21.
“I always felt that if Chris was still around, Robin would still be alive,” Close says in a single scene, in keeping with PEOPLE. In the doc, she is one in all a number of individuals who have been interviewed about Reeve’s legacy. He died on the age of 52 in 2004 because of cardiac arrest. He had additionally been paralyzed after affected by a horseback using accident, along with dwelling on a ventilator.
Williams died by suicide in 2014 when he was 63 years outdated. The Dead Poets Society actor had struggled with psychological well being throughout his profession, but the general public was shocked on the information of his demise. Williams and Reeve had attended Juilliard collectively in New York City and went on to develop a lifelong friendship.
As for Close, she co-starred with Williams within the movie The World According to Garp in 1982. This wasn’t the primary time that she spoke in regards to the impression that Reeve had on Williams. In 2017, Close talked about she was “convinced” the Good Will Hunting star would have been round as we speak if Reeve was right here.
“Their friendship, their connection, is the stuff of legend. It not only endured, but became a life-giving force sustaining them both,” she identified, including, “On Friday evenings, Chris would literally swoop in, piloting his own plane, scoop Robin up, and away they would fly for the weekend.”
Close additionally recalled working with Williams on The World According to Garp and claimed that Reeve “ would swoop back in and deliver Robin back” on Sundays. “They were living the kind of fast and crazy life that our business can hand to you if you become a wildly famous phenomenon, practically overnight,” she added.
Williams’ legacy lives on to today. The Academy Award winner’s knack for comedy was rapidly acknowledged after showing within the TV collection Mork & Mindy. He went on to land roles in a number of the most memorable movies of all time, together with Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Night on the Museum trilogy, Aladdin and numerous others.
If you or somebody you realize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).