Zelda Williams wrote 12 scripts after dad Robin’s death
Robin Williams’ daughter wrote 12 scripts as she struggled to cope with her grief.
The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ actor committed suicide in August 2014, and in the aftermath of his passing, 27-year-old Zelda Williams, tried her best to embrace her life and ended up being extremely productive.
Asked by Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show ‘Chelsea’ if there had been any sort of "silver lining", she said: "I just kept going, ‘Well, OK. Today I’m going to wake up and love what I do. And then tomorrow I’m going to wake up and be happy and love what I do. And then the next day.’ Because that’s all you can do."
But Zelda admitted not everyone understood how she was grieving.
She added: "For a while no one would let me do anything. I think there’s, like, that reaction of like, ‘Oh s**t. Are you OK?’ And if you are OK, it’s like, ‘What’s wrong?’
"So for a while I was left to my own devices and a lot of great stuff came out of that. I ended up writing 12 scripts, which is great, but then you’re like, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ "
But now her work is complete, Zelda is enjoying getting out and about again and enjoying the company of others.
She added with a smile: "And also I didn’t see daylight for a while. So now I’m doing a more of that. I’ve been working really hard and it’s been nice because you get to not sit with yourself for too long."
Earlier this month, Zelda took a break from social media to remember her late father privately as the anniversary of his death approached.
She tweeted: "So, it’s that time of year again. I will be taking another break off social media. For those who always ask why, it’s so people can memorialize Dad on the anniversary of his death however they wish without me having to feel bombarded by it, or pressured by the expectation put on myself or my family to publicly acknowledge or join in doing so
"I will always be so grateful for all the love the world had and continues to have for dad, but for obvious reasons, it’s sometimes harder to be the sort of surviving public vessel for receiving those sentiments, and one often expected to somehow flawlessly express them back.
"Thus, I’ll be excusing myself for a bit. Hearts just need little breaks sometimes! (sic)"