Zelda Williams: The Nintendo Princess Gives Back

from Metro Weekly
Robin Williams never made a secret of what a fanboy he was. From Warhammer to Warcraft, and even the appearance of a toy from his own collection in One Hour Photo, he was forward and proud with his love of anime and games.
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Most notably, though, he and his daughter — actress Zelda Williams — teamed up with Nintendo to release a series of Legend of Zelda commercials. The run included two ads for Ocarina of Time 3D, one for Four Swords, and one for Skyward SwordIt makes sense… she was named for the Nintendo Princess, after all!

In recent years, Zelda has continued to carry the torch of her and her father’s shared fandom in a variety of ways — one of the most notable being her move to put her love of gaming to use for charity. Most recently, she teamed up with LVLUpDojo to stream the highly acclaimed Breath of the Wild, with proceeds raised during the livestream going to the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation.

The livestream was a success, raising more than $5k for the charity. Zelda has already expressed her interest in teaming up with LVLUpDojo again in future for another charity livestream. With the sheer amount of Zelda content out there, she might not even need to leave the franchise if she doesn’t want to!

Zelda Williams is already well known to Avatar fans as a voice actress: she appeared as Kuvira in The Legend of Korra. Additionally, she’s done voice work for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, appearing as Mona Lisa.

If you don’t know much about the greatness that is Zelda, consider following her Twitter, @zeldawilliams — she talks about her favorite shows, her upcoming projects, and her charity and video game events. QUEEN.

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