Two years after the death of actor and legendary comedian Robin Williams, his daughter, Zelda, opened up about the unusual way she grieved for her father.
“I just kept going, ‘OK, well 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,’” she said in an interview with Chelsea Handler. “Because that's all you can do.”
Zelda Williams said people around her weren’t sure how to handle her reaction.
“It was very funny because for a while, no one would let me do anything,” she said. “I think there’s that reaction of like, ‘Oh, s—, are you OK?’ And then even if you are OK, they’re like, ‘Well, what’s wrong?’ And so for a while, I was just kind of left to my own devices.”
She kept her head down and emerged from that period with 12 scripts she had written. She expressed pride in the accomplishment, but admitted, "I didn't see daylight for a while.”