"Robin stood up for me. He was in my corner. I was only 14, but I had already seen that I was in an industry that was full of back-stabbing. And it was entirely clear that Robin had my back," Jakub said.
Another day has gone by and we have yet another reminder of how incredible Robin Williams was. In case you needed further proof of how much of an amazing human being he was, check out this old letter Robin wrote on behalf of his Mrs. Doubtfire costar Lisa Jakub, reported MTV News. While the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire was going on, one of the child co-stars was going through a rough time.
Jakub, who played the role of eldest sister Lydia Hillard, was expelled from her school because she was filming a movie. Williams, after hearing about this unjust treatment, wrote a letter to Jakub's school where he asked them to reconsider their decision. Recently, the letter was again posted on Reddit and it only goes on to show how much we miss him every day.
Uproxx reported that Jakub wrote about her experience in a blog the day Williams died. She wrote, "When I was 14 years old, I went on location to film "Mrs. Doubtfire" for five months, and my high school was not happy. My job meant an increased workload for teachers, and they were not equipped to handle a “non-traditional” student. So, during filming, they kicked me out. When I arrived at work the next day, Robin noticed that I was upset and asked me what was wrong."
She continued, "I explained what had happened, and the next day, he handed me a letter that he wrote to my school...When I told him I still didn’t think they would take me back, he said, “It’s kinda like Amnesty International. That school just needs to know that people know the truth.” After seeing the letter, the school quickly reevaluated their decision but shockingly didn't allow Jakub to return.
and here's a letter robin williams wrote to lisa jakub's school after they expelled her for taking time off to film: pic.twitter.com/U40nsF5tVe— georgia (@palefox) July 21, 2016
According to Jakub, "The school framed the letter. They hung it in the principal’s office. But they didn’t invite me to return to school." However, Jakub learned something very important that day. She said, "Robin stood up for me. He was in my corner. I was only 14, but I had already seen that I was in an industry that was full of back-stabbing. And it was entirely clear that Robin had my back."
Robin Williams wrote a letter to a Toronto high school principal, asking he reconsider expelling Lisa Jakub--gone due to movie filming. The principal did not honor William's request, but was quick to frame and display letter in his office, excited a cel...https://t.co/xoN6TkGGWu— tilbot (@tilbots) February 1, 2020
I can say this without a shadow of a doubt that Robin Willimas had made a huge impact on the lives of people he knew and also left a lasting impact on the lives of the strangers who watched him on TV. Williams will always be missed and it is very important that we remember that stories like this "Mrs. Doubtfire" letter are never forgotten.