Robin Williams was one of the most adored comedians and actors of his time. He could always make fans smile, and, according to those in the industry, his personality and energy were unmatched.
The world was shocked when Williams took his own life in 2014. It seemed to come out of nowhere. However, as more time passes we begin to realize how much was going on behind the scenes in his personal life. Here are some surprising facts about the beloved star’s life.
Robin Williams might be known for being a pretty humorous and happy person, but the reason for it all is pretty surprising. When he was younger he had a lot of childhood issues with his family. “My childhood was lonely. Both my parents were away a lot, working, and the maid basically raised me,” he recalled of his past.
After this, he developed his comedy as a way to get his mother’s attention. He felt that making her laugh would help her enjoy their time together.
Steven Spielberg has filmed a lot of movies, but when he was filming Holocaust drama Schindler’s List, the crew had some low spirits at times due to the dark nature of the film.
Spielberg would sometimes get Robin Williams on the phone and the comedian would do some comedy sketches. He would sometimes use the voice of the Genie from Aladdin and improvise different humorous situations.
Robin Williams is known for being one of the most talented voice actors of out time. He had roles in Happy Feet, Robots, and was most popular for his role as the Genie in Aladdin.
One of his favorite books was The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and he used to read them all out to his kids when they were young. Despite that, when he read to his daughter Zelda as a child she once said “Don’t do any voices. Just read it as yourself.”