es, Zelda Williams has seen the viral video of the actor impersonating her dad.
For days now, a video has been circulating of actor Jamie Costa channeling the late Robin Williams. In it, Costa portrays Robin within the Mork & Mindy period — particularly on March 5, 1982 when he discovered from co-star Pam Dawber (performed by Sarah Murphree) that his pal and fellow comedian John Belushi died by overdose hours after the boys partied collectively.
Costa posted the five-minute clip to YouTube, titling it “ROBIN Test Footage Scene,” on Tuesday and it already has 3.Three million views. As a outcome, individuals have been calling for a Williams biopic to be made starring the unknown Costa, whose efficiency has given goosebumps.
Zelda is likely one of the viewers of the video, she admitted, however she requested individuals to cease “spamming” her with it.
“Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it,” she started. “Please, stop sending me the ‘test footage.’ I’ve seen it.”
The comedy legend’s solely daughter, who’s an actress herself, went on to say, “Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him, but y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.”
Guys, I’m solely saying this as a result of I don’t assume it’ll cease till I acknowledge it… please, cease sending me the ‘test footage’. I’ve seen it. Jamie is SUPER proficient, this isn’t towards him, however y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on certainly one of his saddest days is bizarre.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 12, 2021
Robin, who died by suicide at age 63 in 2014, visited Belushi at his Chateau Marmont bungalow hours earlier than the Saturday Night Live and Blues Brother star was discovered useless from a cocaine and heroin overdose.
In the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Dawber mentioned Robin — who spoke publicly about his alcohol and cocaine dependency — was partying by Belushi’s aspect that fateful evening however left as a result of “he was so stoned he could hardly stand up.”
Dawber broke the information of Belushi’s demise to Robin on the Mork & Mindy set — and it rocked him.
“We simply walked collectively towards our trailers and, simply earlier than he went into his trailer, I mentioned, ‘If that ever happens to you, I will find you and kill you first,'” she recalled. “And he said, ‘Dawbs, that’s by no means gonna occur to me.'”
It resulted in Robin getting sober for a few years (although he later had relapses which he sought therapy for). Archival footage within the doc had Robin talking about Belushi’s demise, saying, “Here’s this man who’s a beast, who might do something, and he is gone. That sobered the s*** out of me.”
Robin also told People magazine in 1988, “The Belushi tragedy was frightening. His death scared a whole group of show-business people. It caused a big exodus from drugs.”
Zelda, 32, is certainly one of Robin’s three kids. She and her youthful brother Cody, 29, are from the Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting star’s marriage to second spouse Marsha Garces Williams. Zak Williams, 38, is from Robin’s first marriage to his first spouse, Valerie Velardi.
Zelda give up social media in 2014 after being trolled within the wake of her father’s demise. Ahead of the anniversary of his demise annually, she avoids social media.
She defined, “It’s hard for me on regular, good days to remain the person expected to graciously accept the world’s need to share their memories of him and express their condolences for his loss. As I’ve said in the past, while I am constantly touched by all of your boundless continued love for him, some days it can feel a bit like being seen as a roadside memorial – a place, not a person – where people drive past and leave their sentiments to then go about their days comforted their love for him was witnessed. But sometimes, that leaves me emotionally buried under a pile of other’s memories instead of my own. After all, even roses by the truckload still weigh a ton.”