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NEVER HAD A DAD LIKE GENIE

by KRISTOFER PURNELL

The new year has barely begun and Instagram has already amped itself with a new array of filters for its users to play around with. Among these popular new filters are the “Which character are you?” filters from the likes of Pok√©mon and Harry Potter, and of course Disney.

Even celebrities have been using Instagram’s “Which Disney character are you?” filter because of the wide range of possible characters one could get. But one particular individual ended up with a result that is so amusing it has some people in tears.

Zelda Williams, daughter of the late comedian and actor Robin Williams, recently posted a video of her trying out the “Which Disney character are you?” filter and laughed when she got the Genie from Aladdin. Avid fans will know that Genie was among her father’s most iconic voice roles, contributing to the film’s popularity apart from the well-known song “A Whole New World.” The senior Williams passed away in 2014, leaving behind a comedic legacy only matched by few in the film industry and stand-up stages.

In 2019 a live-action remake of Aladdin was released by Disney with Will Smith stepping into the role of the Genie. Smith’s portrayal was received with both acclaim and backlash, particularly because of the visual effects applied to his Genie form. In his human form, however, Smith owned the character in a way that paid respect to Williams’ original take while adding his own twist on the blue wish-maker.

Zelda’s laugh reminds us that the memory of her father will never be forgotten, because Robin Williams was truly one of a kind.



Source: Manila Bulletin

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