Ethan Hawke has opted to not let his “Lifeless Poets Society” co-star relaxation in peace, revealing Sunday that he as soon as discovered Robin Williams “extremely irritating” — and assumed the sensation was mutual.
The 1989 college days drama is a beloved cinematic basic now, however to a brooding teenage Hawke, Williams’ iconic rapid-fire comedic stylings had been simply not chill.
“‘I believed Robin hated me. He had a behavior of creating a ton of jokes on set,” stated the 50-year-old “Actuality Bites” star, who dropped the bombshell revelation throughout a Q&A session on the Karlovy Worldwide Movie Competition in Czech Republic, the Every day Mail reported.
“At 18, I discovered that extremely irritating,” the four-time Oscar nominee continued. “He wouldn’t cease — and I wouldn’t snicker at something he did.”
Hawke was in attendance to select up the President’s Award, which is introduced on the annual fest to actors, administrators and producers “who’ve contributed in a basic method to the event of latest world cinema,” based on Deadline.
“There was this scene within the movie when he makes me spontaneously make up a poem in entrance of the category,” Hawke stated of his iconic co-star, who earned a Greatest Actor Oscar nod for his efficiency as John Keating, a maverick instructor utilizing poetry to spark his boarding college college students — together with Hawkes as earnest Todd Anderson — to new heights of self-expression.
“He made this joke on the finish of it, saying that he discovered me intimidating,” Hawke recalled. “I believed it was a joke.”
Hawke — now a father of 4 — pressured that, in hindsight, he now sees his teen-angsty expertise filming “Lifeless Poets Society” like a grown man.
“As I become old, I understand there’s something intimidating about younger individuals’s earnestness, their depth,” he advised the Karlovy crowd. “It’s intimidating – to be the individual they suppose you might be. Robin was that for me.”
The “Coaching Day” and “Boyhood” star additionally revealed that, in an ironic accident, it was really Williams who helped the younger actor signal together with his first agent: “[My-manager-to-be] known as, saying, ‘Robin Williams says you’ll do very well.’ “
After influencing Hawke and several other generations of moviegoers, Williams tragically died by suicide in 2014. Two years earlier than his dying, medical doctors advised him he had Parkinson’s illness, a dysfunction of the central nervous system that impacts motion, inflicting its signature tremors.
However an post-mortem would later reveal that he and his medical crew had handled the incorrect sickness. “What he was going via didn’t match one to at least one [with] many Parkinson’s sufferers’ expertise,” Zak Williams, Robin’s 38-year-old son, revealed earlier this yr throughout an emotional episode of the “The Genius Life” podcast.