Before the press conference for the latest sci-fi drama “The Giver” in New York City on Tuesday morning, actor and producer Jeff Bridges opened the press conference with a few remarks about his friend Robin Williams who was pronounced dead the night prior.
Bridges met Williams in 1990 when the two were shooting “The Fisher King” in New York.
“Just before I came down I’m looking out my window to Central Park, my favorite part about New York, and I’m remembering 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,” Bridges said.
On Monday night, Bridges said he even saw a ghost figure that looked like Williams. The ghost was in fact Radioman, a homeless New York City man who has gained a reputation for making cameos in well-known films, and is called that because he wears a radio around his neck.
When Bridges attended Monday evening’s party for the film at the Central Park Boathouse, he saw Radioman, who also visited Bridges and Williams during the shooting of “The Fisher King,” and reminisced.
“It brought back all of these wonderful feelings of what an amazing time we had together here in New York shooting ‘The Fisher King.’ And I got out of the car and embraced Radioman,” Bridges said.
As he did this, Bridges could feel the spirit of Williams present.
“I just had to share that with you because that’s what’s going on so strongly, and how much I miss him, and I’m sure you guys do too. What a gift he was to all of us,” Bridges said.