The 39-year-old, Oscar-winning actor has recently opened up about the untimely death of Robin Williams. The star appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.
The show’s host told Rami Malek that his daughters absolutely love “Night at the Museum,” series of films Malek and Williams worked together from 2006 to 2014.
The “Bohemian Rhapsody” star had the chance to work with the late Robin Williams before he died due to suicide in August of 2014. The actor shared a touching memory with Robin on the set of 2014’s “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”
Malek said, “On the third one, we’re shooting at the British Museum at night and we have the place all to ourselves. And Robin, you could tell something was happening with him.” “He would go on these riffs every once in a while and light up the world and you’d be like ‘Oh my God, who are you?’ and then dip back down into this other place,” Rami added.
The stellar actor reminisced that Williams would see all of them engrossed in phones and technology, and he wasn’t happy about that. He was worried about what happened to the face-to-face communication.
“And so I see him kind of veer off and he walks off alone and he’s just kind of staring at this massive rock in the British Museum and I’m like, Aw man, like, what’s going on with him, is he alright? So I walk up to kind of like, say Is everything okay? And he looks at me, just kind of slightly over the shoulder and he goes: ‘How often do you get to be alone with the Rosetta Stone?’” Rami told.
Jimmy Fallon adored the story, “That’s the best story I’ve ever heard in my life.”
The Television host added a little humor to the moment saying, “And you were like ‘Apparently not enough ’cause I just interrupted you.'”
The famed actor battled with Lewy body disease throughout his life.
According to the Lewy Body Journal, this disease is a form of dementia, causing a decline in cognitive abilities of memory, language and thought, due to rapid degeneration of brain cells.
Robin’s wife, Schneider Williams, revealed that the actor had trouble remembering the lines during the shooting of “Night at the Museum” film in 2014. She further explained, “loss of memory and inability to control his anxiety was devastating to him.”