Just over two years after Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda opens up about the grief and hardships she faced.
Williams appeared on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show “Chelsea,” where she discussed life growing up with her father, as well as coping with the pain of losing him.
“I didn’t really grow up in the spotlight — we lived in San Francisco — so for me, we were already kind of together and close,” said Williams. “And so I just kept going, ‘OK, well, today I’m going to get 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.”
Williams went on to talk about the reactions of her loved ones and how she was affected by the responses of others.
“It was very funny because, for a while, no one would let me do anything,” she shared. “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?’ For awhile, I was just kind of left to my own devices.”
Williams has certainly kept herself busy with work recently. She’s written 12 scripts in the past two years, and is currently playing the role of Drew in Freeform’s series “Dead of Summer.”
The remainder of Williams’ interview with Handler will stream on Netflix this Thursday at 12:01 a.m.