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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Director Reveals There is an R-Rated Cut of the Film

Robin Williams, who stars in the film as Euphegenia Doubtfire, improvised in many takes, which resulted in the R-rated cut.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Director Chris Columbus has revealed that an R-rated version of the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire exists, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Robin Williams, who stars in the film as Euphegenia Doubtfire, improvised in many takes, which resulted in the R-rated cut. The film's official rating is PG-13.

Columbus explained that Williams would ask to "let me play" after he did a few scripted takes, and would go on for 15 to 22 takes with his own improvised lines.

"He would sometimes go into territory that wouldn't be appropriate for a PG-13 movie, but certainly appropriate and hilariously funny for an R-rated film," Columbus said.

While Columbus says that the R-rated cut will never actually be released, he is not opposed to letting fans of the film see some of the footage someday.

"I would be open to maybe doing a documentary about the making of the film, and enabling people to see certain scenes re-edited in an R-rated version," Columbus said. "I think that would be the best approach. I'm very proud of this film."

Read more on Entertainment Weekly.

Mrs. Doubtfire was recently turned into a musical, which played 3 previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre before an executive order from the Governor of New York State shut down Broadway on March 12, 2020.

Based on the 1993 Twentieth Century Fox film of the same title and the best-selling novel, "Alias Madame Doubtfire" by Anne Fine, Mrs. Doubtfire follows the journey of a struggling actor who will go to any length to be with his children after he loses custody in a bitter divorce, disguising himself as a matronly British woman and taking a job as their nanny, in his ex-wife's home.

Helmed by four time-Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!), the new musical comedy features Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard/Euphegenia Doubtfire, Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmire, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre Mayem, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sell as Natalie Hillard and Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard. The cast also includes Cameron Adams (My Fair Lady), Akilah Ayanna (Broadway debut), Calvin L. Cooper (Broadway debut), Kaleigh Cronin (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Casey Garvin (King Kong), Maria Dalanno (Broadway debut), David Hibbard (Something Rotten!, Cats), KJ Hippensteel (The Book of Mormon), Aaron Kaburick (Hello, Dolly!), Erica Mansfield (Kiss Me, Kate), Brian Martin (Broadway debut), Alexandra Matteo (A Bronx Tale), Sam Middleton (Broadway debut), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet), LaQuet Sharnell Pringle (Lysistrata Jones), Jaquez André Sims (King Kong), Lily Tamburo (Broadway debut), Travis Waldschmidt (Kiss Me, Kate) and Aléna Watters (The Cher Show).



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