32-year-old Zelda takes to her social media account to ask fans to stop sending her a now-viral video of actor Jamie Costa impersonating her late dad, who died by suicide back in 2014.
AceShowbiz –Robin Williams‘ daughter Zelda Williams has one request for people. The 32-year-old took to her social media account to ask fans to stop sending her a now-viral video of actor Jamie Costa impersonating her dad.
“Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it… please, stop sending me the ‘test footage,’ ” Zelda wrote on the blue bird app on October 12. Zelda, however, explained in a separate tweet that she doesn’t have bad feelings for for Jamie. “Jamie is SUPER talented, this isn’t against him,” Zelda clarified, “but y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird.”
Zelda Williams asked fans to stop spamming her with impersonation video.
By “test footage,” Zelda was referring to the viral clip which was titled “ROBIN Test Footage Scene”. In the video Jamie and co-star Sarah Murphree, who plays Robin’s “York & Mindy” co-star Pam Dawber, acting out a real life moment in 1982 in which Sarah told Jamie in his dressing room that John Belushi has died. Robin was one of the last people to see John alive at the “Saturday Night Live” alum’s bungalow at Chateau Marmont as the 33-year-old star before he was found dead of a drug overdose.
The video was uploaded on October 11, the clip has since gone viral. It has amassed more than 4 million views. The video also prompted fans to call for a biopic starring Jamie as the late comedy icon.
Robin died by suicide in 2014 when Zelda was 25. She took a break from social media following his dad’s death as it negatively impacted her mental health. “I don’t think your skin ever gets any thicker,” she told PEOPLE in 2017. “I’ve never stopped letting people in, sometimes to my detriment. I’m an actress, and I think if I grew a thick skin … and kept the world out, I wouldn’t be very good at my job. I’ve just grown a different sense of humor. Trolling and bullying, especially when it comes to online, can be damaging, but it also has as much power as you give it.”
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