Robin Williams was my movie dad. I was just watching Robin Williams’ episode of Wilfred last night and talking about how he is one of my favorite actors of all time and how I can’t wait to work with him. I am speechless and in such pain to know I will never fulfill that dream.
When I was in elementary everyone thought my dad was Peter Pan (my dad did remarkably resemble Robin then) and that his how he became my movie dad. I would watch Hook over and over again like it was my dad on the screen. You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
– Robin Williams Then, when Mrs. Doubtfire came out it was the same year my parents got divorced and Mara Wilson and I were around the same age. My dad did all kinds of voices when I was a kid, it was the first time I fell in love with voiceover and I thought if my mom wouldn’t let me see my dad that he would definitely have become Mrs. Doubtfire just to see me. That movie helped me through one of the more difficult times in my life and I dreamed of working with him and telling him that story one day. Now, I will tell it to him in heaven. I am soothed with knowing that his pain is over, even though the world’s has just begun of losing one of the greatest actors that’s ever lived.
My heart is breaking into millions of pieces and my prayers are with Robin’s family and daughter, Zelda. I can only imagine what it is like to lose your father, May god bless his soul and know that among, I am sure millions of lives he has touched, he will continue inspiring me and I will carry his work in my creative journey forever. To my movie dad, Robin Williams, you ain’t never had a friend like me. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams
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