Robin Williams: 'I'm Taking Things Slowly'

Robin Williams is taking his movie career slowly.

The comedy actor admits he has been through periods where he has made too many films in a short period, and since undergoing heart surgery in early 2009 he intends to work on fewer projects.

He said: "In one two-year period I made eight movies. At one point the jokes was there's a movie out without you in it.

"You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realise, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you. Now, after the heart surgery, I'll take it slow."

The 59-year-old star also reveals he has made movies in the past to "pay bills".

He told The Guardian newspaper: "We'll I've had a lot of people tell me they watched 'Old Dogs' with their kids and had a good time. It paid the bills. Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money.

"You know what you're getting into, totally. You know they're going to make it goofy. And that's OK."


Contactmusic

Tags: Robin Williams - The Guardian

Advertisement

More Robin Williams

Friends And Family Come Together To Honour Robin Williams At Private Memorial

A private memorial service has been held for Robin Williams six weeks after the actor tragically took his own life. The ceremony took place on...

Billy Crystal Admits Emmy Tribute To Robin Williams Was "The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had To Do"

During the 66th Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014, Billy Crystal had the difficult honour of leading a tribute to the late comedian and his...

Ethan Hawke Calls The Death of Robin Williams An "Immediate Sadness"

Ethan Hawke was no different to the many celebrities and stars who knew Robin Williams, he was extremely upset to hear the news of the...

Robin Williams And Ben Stiller Re-Unite For More Magical Mayhem In 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' [Trailer + Pictures]

Another treat is in store for movie fans this Christmas as the family favourite Night At The Museum returns for a third and final instalment....

Advertisement

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life after dark, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is faced...

Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Williams Returns To Twitter After Being Cyberbullied

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comedian Robin Williams, has decided to return to Twitter nearly three weeks after she previously left due to...

At Emmys, Billy Crystal Pays Tribute to "Beautiful Light" Robin Williams

Billy Crystal delivered a clever, witty and typically funny tribute to his late friend Robin Williams at the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday (August 25,...

Billy Crystal Pays Emotional Tribute To Late Comedian Robin Williams At Emmy Awards 2014

Robin Williams was honoured at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 on Monday (25th August) by his close friend Billy Crystal. Crystal's speech was sombre and...

Advertisement

Comments

Robin Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robin Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All