‘He Was The Father I Had Always Dreamed Of Having’ – Sarah Michelle Gellar On Robin Williams


Memorials and tributes to the late Robin Williams have flooded the media since the sad news of his death was reported yesterday, among them is a loving tribute by one of Robin’s most recent co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. As you may recall, we first learned that SMG and Robin would be starring together in a new CBS series titled The Crazy Ones in February of 2013. In April of 2013, we got our first look at the pair on the set of their new TV series. Altho the show was cancelled after one season, SMG has very fond and loving memories of working with Robin over the past year. On Twitter, she shared a collage of fun photos that she took with Robin. In an official statement, SMG shares with the world what Robin Williams meant to her and her family.

“My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the Father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

It was clear that Robin and Sarah became fast friends as soon as they were cast to play father and daughter on The Crazy Ones. SMG was always tweeting photos of the two of them acting silly on set and she always had the best things to say about the man and his genius. It must have been a remarkable thing to work with an actor like Robin Williams. He was so beloved by all. I really appreciate that Sarah Michelle Gellar chose to share her tribute to Robin with the rest of us. It’s very clear he was loved and admired by everyone who encountered him — either personally or through his work. He will be sorely, sorely missed.

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  • Paul

    I really enjoyed The Crazy Ones this past year and I was very surprised when it did not picked up for another season. They would always close with outtakes and most of them were Robin Williams cutting up.

  • Lauren xx

    This is so beautiful. I loved the chemistry they had on the Crazy Ones.