10 Movie Mistakes Directors Refused To Fix Because The Acting Was Too Good

6. Cream & Sugar - Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire Robin Williams

The Mistake

There are so, so many unforgettable moments in Robin Williams' classic comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, including the hilarious sequence where Daniel Hillard's (Williams) titular fake-nanny is unexpectedly visited by a social worker, Mrs. Sellner (Anne Haney).

With no time to put on his Mrs. Doubtfire make-up, Daniel simply smothers his face with a cake to disguise himself. As he serves Mrs. Sellner some tea, however, the icing on his face begins to melt off, falling into her drink.

This might seem like a perfectly planned sight gag, but it was purely an accident, and a result of the set's hot lights genuinely melting the icing off Williams' face.

The Awesome Acting

More trigger-happy directors might've keenly yelled "cut!" were they not equipped with a lead actor as wonderfully dynamic as Williams, and so Chris Columbus kept rolling as Williams delivered the off-the-cuff quip, "Oh! You've got your cream and sugar. It's a little cappu-tea-no."

Williams' performance is so convincingly natural, so keen to go with the flow, that Columbus would've been insane to try and re-shoot the scene as the script originally dictated.

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