It's no secret that the late Robin Williams was a massive fan of video games, something which he also passed on to his three children, Zak, Zelda and Cody. In fact Williams was such a big gamer that his only daughter was named after the princess in one of his favorite games of all time, The Legend of Zelda.
Over the years the father and daughter duo were involved with Nintendo for campaigns for various games and consoles, and Zelda was most recently part of an eight-hour livestream of the brand new game, Breath of the Wild. Following the stream — which raised over $5,000 for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation — Williams chatted to Heat Vision about her favorite Zelda games, as well as the possibility of ever playing the Hyrulian princess in a feature length Zelda film.
Having played The Legend of Zelda series her whole life, Williams revealed that her favorite game of the series was The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. "Yeah, I’ve always stood by Majora's Mask," she said. "There’s plenty of people who love it, but it’s not the most popular one for people to say. I just really liked collecting the masks. I’m kind of a completionist like that, I’m one of those who usually beat a game without doing all the side quests, but I preferred doing all the side quests in Majora's Mask. Little minor neurosis of mine, but it’s fun."
She also discussed the oft-asked question of playing princess Zelda in a rumored feature film adaption of the game. Williams is both an actor and voice actor, so in addition to her name and love of the series, she's certainly qualified for the role, but would she want to? "I mean, it’s the same way that people have continued to treat me right now and say that they wanted me to voice Zelda in the game," Williams said. "I don’t know how meta Nintendo would actually want to go. I love working with them in the sense that they send me the games and I get to be nerdy and tweet about them every once in a while, but it might be a little on the nose."
I addition to that, Williams also admits it would be a terribly difficult adaption to make, especially due to the silent main character. "I know they’ve had it in development at Netflix and places like that, but it’s a very difficult thing to adapt because essentially an enormous amount of what was so great about it for people was that they got to inhabit and interpret Link the way that they wanted to because he didn’t speak. He still doesn’t. He never has dialogue, and I don’t know how you’re going to have a lead character who doesn’t have a voice. As a writer, that’s a fascinating challenge. I’ve never seen a movie where the lead of a fantasy epic is mute, but I don’t know if my version of, 'Wow, that seems like it would be a fun, difficult script to write' equals 'This should be a television show or a movie.' I have no idea."
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And clarifying her statement, Williams totally admits that the idea of her appearing in any adaption is more of a fantasy than any sort of concrete potential upcoming project. But hey it's fun to imagine that Zelda Williams might one day play princess Zelda, right?
And even if she never voices the princess herself, it's still very cool to see princess Zelda's namesake periodically pop up to show support for the game and also brilliant causes.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now.
Would you love to see Zelda Williams as Princess Zelda?
Source: Heat Vision