Mrs. Doubtfire has been a part of many of our childhood. It gave Robin Williams a Golden Globe award for best actor because he is believable when crossdressed and pretend to be an elderly British nanny named Mrs. Doubtfire.With a staggering total of $441,3 million, this moving film cemented Williams’ status as a box office draw. Following its success in South Asia, it got remade in Sri Lanka as well as two different parts of India. Once upon a time, there was an attempt to make a sequel. Robin Williams was even reprising the role, but it was never completed due to Robin Williams’ untimely death.
Years before I knew the name of my newest interview subject, Ve Neill, I was witness to her work on some of the most enjoyable movies of my youth. From Beetlejuice (which won her the first of three Best Makeup Oscars) to Mrs. Doubtfire (which won her a second Best Makeup Oscar) to the Batman sequels, Ve Neill helped create some of the most memorable images the screen has ever seen. I’d been wanting to interview her about her life and work for several years now, and earlier this month, it finally happened. Join me as we talk about Ve’s life and work from the 70s to today and into the future.