A new test footage video shared to YouTube by actor and impressionist Jamie Costa has gome viral on the internet for the uncanny resemblance and impression of the late Robin Williams. The video has nearly 5 million views to date and is gaining traction online with many comments and viewers claiming they would love to see a biopic of Williams featuring Jamie in the leading role.
Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda is not as enthusiastic as fans and has begun asking them to stop tagging her in the viral video, sharing to Twitter, “Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it… please, stop sending me the ‘test footage’. I’ve seen it. Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him, but y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.”
Though the news of Robin’s passing came as a complete shock to fans around the world, those close to him revealed he had been battling with depression and anxiety for years before taking his own life on August 11th, 2014. His death has led to many celebrities and fans alike to talk more honestly about mental health issues. His family chooses to honor his memory by being honest about his struggles in hopes to help and save others who may be struggling in silence.
Jamie Costa is also known for his impressions as Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in addition to his viral videos featuring his work as Robin Williams. Costa even appeared on America’s Got Talent, but was cut from the show early. He has worked as a comedian, actor, impressionist and voice actor in several projects as his career continues to grow. You can watch the video of Jamie’s test footage below:
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