As the world reels from the loss of Robin Williams, many of us have taken a look back throughout the actor and comedian’s career and found comfort in his words. Over the course of the day, we’ve looked through our own archive for interviews Williams had done with MTV, and one in particular stuck out.
In 1998, we spoke with Williams for his film “What Dreams May Come,” which deals directly with death and the idea of an afterlife. During the talk, Williams weighed in with his thoughts about life and what he hoped people would take away from the film.
When questioned about his own beliefs, Williams turned the focus to what he had in life, as opposed to his feelings about what came after it.
“My life now is extraordinary. It’s full of amazing people and such gifts, in terms of everything around me. I’m just so in awe of how I am right now,” he said. “It makes me examine how precious the connections I have in this life [are]: family, friends. There are so many things that I really treasure. If anyone comes away with anything from the movie, if they look at their own life and really realize what they have or who is in their life, then that’s interesting. Then I’ve accomplished something.”