Jamie Costa's eerie Robin Williams screen test video is wreaking havoc on fans
Fans of Robin Williams felt like they were watching the comedian again and hearing his voice in a new screen test posted to YouTube on Monday.
Jamie Costa, who produced the five-minute video, captured Williams' quirky mannerisms, the hectic pace, and even his voice.
Costa plays Williams on the set of Mork and Mindy in his dressing room. Pam Dawber, played by Sarah Murphree in the clip, breaks the news of John Belushis death immediately. Williams zany personality immediately switches to shock and despair when she is shattered.
I literally had goosebumps! I have never seen an actor transform into someone so well-known and make you feel like you're seeing the original... he should win an OSCAR for this clip alone, according to one YouTube commenter.
Sam Lewis, Jake Lewis and Costa wrote the video. Along with James McClean and Danny Peykoff, Costa created the video. Jake Lewis directed and edited the clip.
Whoa. Just whoa. I felt like I was watching Robin. Incredible job! Hell yeah! exclaimed another commenter.
Belushi, who was 33, died in March of 1982 of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Williams had been with the comedian hours before his death.
No, I told you, he was with me. Costa, playing Williams, says in the clip that Johns not dead, I was with him last night."
A call from outside ends the conversation. Williams begins to write his thoughts in front of the mirror and continues to recite his lines for the sitcom as Costa. He then stands up and returns to his usual sarcastic disposition.
The clip depicting the actor and comedian who died by suicide in 2014 does not appear to be part of a larger project. The five-minute clip, which has nearly 1 million views, has fans wanting a full film dedicated to Williams.