Pierce Brosnan reunites with the kids from 'Mrs Doubtfire' for film's 25th anniversary
What's your favourite childhood film? There are dozens to pick from, but for many people, in 1993 one elderly Scottish housekeeper stole their hearts and never gave it back.
Although it's hard to believe, this November marks the 25th anniversary of Mrs Doubtfire, and fans were beyond thrilled when four main stars of the film recently got together to commemorate the upcoming occasion.
On Wednesday, Pierce Brosnan was snapped catching up with the children of the comedy-drama film: Matthew Lawrence, 38, (Chris Hillard) Mara Wilson, 31, (Natalie Hillard) and Lisa Jakub, 39, (Lydia Hillard).
The photo - foreshadowed by a previous post - was uploaded to Jakub's Instagram page and captioned: "So this happened.
#mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater".
Immediately after it went up, thrilled fans took to social media to declare their excitement, with many left shocked at how much time had passed.
"Some of the best childhood movies and memories ?!! Thanks you guys for making one of the best movies in my childhood ?!! #90smoviesarethebest" wrote Instagrammer @ariel320333.
She was joined by @brittanylampka who took to the comment section to write: "This is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this picture with us Lisa. I absolutely love it. Mrs. Doubtfire is one of my all time favorite movies and seeing you, @matthewlawrence, Mara, @piercebrosnanofficial together makes me so happy. This picture definitely brought a smile to my face. You all look great."
Of course, the reunion came with an undertone of sadness due to the absence of the late Robin Williams. The beloved actor took his own life in August 2014 at the age of 63. Sally Field, who played Miranda Hillard was also not present for the meet-up.
In the past, many members of the cast have spoken out about Robin's death, with Brosnan taking to Instagram to share a tribute to the actor last year.
Posting a famed shot from the film in which Mrs. Doubtfire threw a piece of fruit at his head, Brosnan wrote: "I remember this day like it was yesterday ...it was a San Francisco morning on the set of 'Mrs Doubtfire' ...a drive by fruiting. I thought we would be there all morning trying to get the shot, Robin nailed it on the second take. I am so proud to have been part of that movie and to have known the great Robin Williams."
In addition, Williams' onscreen daughter, Jakub, recently spoke to the Today show about her experience of working with the comedy legend, claiming his honesty about mental illness had helped her.
"Something that Robin taught me that was really, really important is that he was very open with me about his issues with addiction and depression - and I really appreciated that," she said. "I think he thought that was, you know, a prime time to really be open with me and honest,' she explained. "And I have dealt with depression, and I have anxiety, and the fact that he was that open, that honest, that willing to talk to me about it was something that was really special."
It's nice to see the old gang back together again. We're sure Robin is smiling from above.
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