Here’s another reason why we love and miss the late Robin Williams.
The actor took time after starring in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to write to one of his co-star’s schools because she was getting kicked out.
Lisa Jakub played the oldest daughter in the movie, Lydia Hillard.
The 15-year-old was forced to miss school for a few months to film the movie. While filming, she was tutored and mailed in her homework. When Jakub looked to return to high school, she was refused entry back to school because of her extended absence.
Robin Williams wasn’t happy about this and wrote her principal a letter an attempt to persuade the school to change its decision.
Lisa Jakub is now 36. Since the letter was shared on Reddit, Jakub followed up on the story.
“I was being tutored on set for the required three hours a day and mailing back work to my school,” she commented.
“However, my absence required that my teachers put together special work for me and my school wasn’t willing to do that”.
She then went on to say her family decided not to fight the school despite Williams’ efforts.
“I never graduated from high school. When I was in my twenties, after I left LA and retired from acting, I got my GED. When I was thirty-one, I graduated from the University of Virginia. I still live in VA, and I’m a writer now.”
Jakub says the entire story is in her book, “You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up.”