Jeff Bridges revealed at a press conference for his new film, ‘The Giver’ on August 12, that he actually thought he saw Robin Williams’ ghost, just hours after he died.
Jeff Bridges only learned about the death of his friend and The Fisher King costar Robin Williams at the New York City premiere of The Giver on August 11, and just a few hours later, he believed he saw Robin’s ghost.
Robin Williams Dead At 63: Jeff Bridges Thought He Saw His Ghost, Hours After He Died
“I remember pulling up to the Boathouse [in Central Park] where we had our party [for The Giver] and I’m sitting there with my wife, gathering myself and I look out of the window and I say, ‘What? Is that Robin? Is that his ghost? No! It’s Radioman,'” Jeff told HollywoodLife.com and reporters at a press conference for The Giver at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City on August 12.
“And it brought back all of these wonderful feelings of what an amazing time we had together here in New York shooting The Fisher King,” recalling the 1991 movie, in which he costarred with Robin.
“…I felt Robin’s spirit as I’m feeling it here now in this room with us. Just before I came down I’m looking out my window to Central Park, my favorite part about New York, and I’m remember the last scene of me and Robin out there at four o’clock in the morning. Nude! Naked! And Robin’s just wild and free.”
Sitting in front of Meryl Streep who applauded him loudly at the press conference, after his comments about the late actor, Jeff said, “I just want to acknowledge the fullness of life, the joy and sadness that is in store for us all. I’m filled with both of these today as I was last night learning of my dear friend’s passing, Robin.”
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While at the August 11 NYC premiere of The Giver, Jeff and Harvey Weinstein spoke about their beloved friend, just as they learned the news of his passing.
“It’s very difficult for me to be here with all these emotions and feelings…we’re losing a dear friend Robin Williams — such a brilliant human being,” Jeff said on stage. “My heart goes out to his family, too. I can feel Robin coming in now, saying ‘Get on with it. Get on with the show.'”
Our thoughts remain with Robin’s family, fans and loved ones, during this difficult time.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister, Reporting by Emily Longeretta
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