ROBIN WILLIAMS
Going Back To Work To Pay The Bills

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According to funny man Robin Williams, he’s going back to television work because he’s got bills to pay! The Hollywood actor opens up to Parade Magazine this week about his financial situation and how his multiple divorces have cost him a pretty penny. Here are some highlights from his interview:

On what it’s like being back on TV: “It’s fun. I’m having such a blast doing it with Sarah. She’s a sweet woman. And the idea of a father-daughter relationship—since I have a daughter, I’ve done the research on that.”

On why this was the right time to return after 31 years: “The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two [other] choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale [minimum union pay]. The movies are good, but a lot of times they don’t even have distribution. There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.”

On whether he lost all his money in his two divorces: “Well, not all. Lost enough. Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all themoney,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet. Are things good with my exes? Yes. But do I need that lifestyle? No.”

On whether he felt betrayed by Lance Armstrong, who had been a friend: “It wasn’t just Lance. [Most of the] team was doping. I haven’t seen him since one of the last Livestrong benefits, I think just before the Oprah interview. It was literally like a wake for someone who was still alive, this overall feeling that the dream was over.”

 

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Photos via Parade Magazine

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