Zelda Williams tells fans to stop sending her viral 'test footage' of actor impersonating her father
- Zelda Williams told fans on Twitter to stop sending her a viral video of an actor playing her dad.
- Actor Jamie Costa published a video earlier this week of him impersonating Robin Williams.
- Zelda Williams said it was "weird" that she was sent videos of her dad "on one of his saddest days."
Zelda Williams asked fans on Twitter to stop sending her videos of an impersonator of her father, Robin Williams.
Earlier this week, actor Jamie Costa published a five-minute video entitled "ROBIN Test Footage Scene" where he plays the late comedian receiving news of the death of his friend, Jim Belushi. The scene replicates Williams on March 5, 1982, when his "Mork & Mindy" co-star, Pam Dawber (portrayed in the video by Sarah Murphree) tells him the news of Belushi overdosing. Belushi's overdose occurred hours after he was hanging out with Williams.
Costa's clip has since gone viral, receiving almost 5 million views on YouTube at the time of writing. On Tuesday, when the video was first published, Zelda Williams had to plead with fans to stop sending the video to her.
"Guys, I'm only saying this because I don't think it'll stop until I acknowledge it," she wrote. "Please, stop sending me the 'test footage'. I've seen it. 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."
One fan responded with: "Maybe it's not meant to be cruel or rude. Or promote sadness. A lot of us regular people loved your Dad, for many, many, reasons. If that clip stops one person from doing drugs, I say it's a win/win. Love and light to you."
To this, the "Dead of Summer" star replied: "I said nothing about cruel or rude. The clip made me uncomfy so I was asking kindly for folks to stop sending it to me over and over."
"Your love for Dad doesn't mean I have to tolerate being bombarded in silence, and being projected upon can be pretty exhausting some days," she added.
Zelda Williams, who is also an actor, is one of Williams' three children and has paid tribute to her dad on numerous occasions, including sharing touching photos of him on social media that she had unearthed last year. Her brother, Zak Williams, also bonded with Prince Harry earlier this year over their "shared experience" with public grief.Read the original article on Insider