Night at the Museum stars praise late Robin Williams

Co-stars Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais pay tribute to “amazing” Robin Williams after working together on third Night at the Museum film, Secrets of the Tomb

Actors Ricky Gervais and Ben Stiller have praised their Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb co-star Robin Williams, who tragically passed away in August of this year.

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“Everyone I have ever met who knew him absolutely loved him. I’ve never heard a bad word about him. He was lovely all the time and never forgot to be the nicest person,” says Gervais on The Graham Norton Show this week.

“If he had a second between takes he would be entertaining the crew. He was an amazing, lovely man.”

Williams had returned to the franchise for his third outing as former US President Teddy Roosevelt, in a film that sees museum exhibits come to life at night.

There’s been a suggestion that the ending of the film, which is thought to be the last, was changed to make it less sad following Williams’s sudden death. However Stiller explains, “It was wasn’t necessarily changed to do that.

“Movies are always changing until the final cut, but there is a moment at the end where there is the possibility that everything can come back.”

Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb is in cinemas from Friday 19th December. See the trailer here.

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