A Merry Friggin’ Christmas Exclusive: Joel McHale & Lauren Graham Share Robin Williams Memories

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We caught up with A Merry Friggin’ Christmas stars Joel McHale and Lauren Graham and although their hilarious banter about the joys of working together will surely elicit many a laugh, it was hard not to ask about the pair’s memories of working with the late Robin Williams.

Watching the A Merry Friggin’ Christmas trailer, we know one thing for sure: The movie will be one of Williams’ last roles (he still has Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb). And when Graham and McHale each share a memory from the making of their dark holiday comedy, their recollections were each more powerful than the last.

“I never got over that intimidation of being in the presence of such a great talent,” Graham said. But, Williams knew about Graham’s love of Northern California and offered his number to call anytime to stay in their house. “That kind of ease and generosity was really heartfelt.”

McHale shared a story about how Williams helped pick out a birthday present for his brother’s birthday. “He helped me pick out a bike and everything that goes on it,” McHale fondly remembered. “One of the biggest stars in the history of the world picked out a bike with me.”   

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