There was a lot of chatter recently about explicit versions of the family movie Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams, and now the director has weighed in to set the record straight. Chris Columbus told EW that an R-rated edition exists due to Williams’ ad-libbing, but not an NC-17 version.
Columbus said Williams tried out different lines across numerous takes–up to 22 for one scene–and some of these contained more adult language and scenarios.
“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,” the director said.
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