Millions of fans around the world are heartbroken after the death of Robin Williams, 63 on Monday. Williams, a talented actor who was well known for roles in movies like “Aladdin” and “Good Morning, Vietnam,” was a man of many skills, talents and interests. One of his favorite pastimes was playing video games, and he was a huge fan of Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” series.
Williams loved the role-playing and puzzle series so much that he named his daughter Zelda Rae after the princess of Hyrule. Zelda was born in 1989, a time when Williams was enraptured with the original “Legend of Zelda” title for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
“What a great name for a girl, Zelda,” Williams said during the interview below. “I bought one of the first Nintendo systems and brought that home, and we were playing ‘Legend of Zelda’ at the time, and it was addicting and I was playing it for hours and hours and hours.”
“Constantly, people are like, that is the coolest name ever,” Zelda added during the same interview.
Williams and his daughter went on to star in a number of ads for “The Legend of Zelda” franchise, including commercials for “Ocarina of Time 3DS,” “Skyward Sword” and “The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.”
In 2011, Williams and his daughter enjoyed a parody of the game’s theme song by YouTube comedian Smosh:
“I think it’s wonderful, it’s like elves gone wild,” Williams said, laughing at the clip.