Robin Williams Appears in ‘Zelda’ Commercial

1:20 PM PST 06/15/2011 by THR Staff

The actor, who named his daughter Zelda, narrates and stars in a new spot for Nintendo.


Robin Williams plays the role of real life dad in a clever new commercial for forthcoming video game title Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
 
Williams, who actually named his daughter Zelda in real life, says in the just-released spot: “Hard to say you’re both pretty magical,” when asked by his daughter, Zelda Rae Williams (also an actress), if he was mixing her up with the video game character.

The Japanese creator of the game, Shigeru Miyamoto once said he named Princess Zelda in the title after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of famed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (though Williams says she was not named after Fitzgerald's wife, but rather, the video game princess in this additional video interview Nintendo released today).
 
Watch the short commercial by Nintendo below.

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