Pop sensation Lady Gaga made quite the entrance at this year's Grammy Awards when the singer traveled down the red carpet in a giant egg. The "Born This Way" singer isn't the first person to use an enormous egg as means of transportation, however. Oscar winner Robin Williams, who will make his Broadway debut this spring in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, was known for flying across the universe in one during his days on the '70s sitcom, Mork and Mindy.
"God bless her," Williams told Broadway.com about his reaction to the singer's stunt. "I had just flown [into New York to begin Bengal Tiger rehearsal] so I didn't see it, but when I heard she came in an egg I thought 'Wow, I know all about that.' Referencing the Grammy winner's eccentric dress at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, Williams continued, "She's done meat, an egg, next has to be fish, then something lactose intolerant. She's keeping it real. Shazbot!"
Williams himself will also continue to surprise audiences as he'll take the stage as a tiger in the new war-themed play. "They're the biggest cats, they're it," Williams said of playing the title animal, "but to be one of them in a zoo, just imagine what that's like."
The stand-up actor has joked about having to shave his famously hairy body for past film roles, but notes that won't be necessary for this job. "One time I was doing a movie and they had two girls waxing me. They had to ask me if I minded if they took a break! For this I get to be totally furry and I'm happy to be that way."
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo begins performances March 11 with an opening night set for March 31 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.