Mara Wilson Does A Badass Job Explaining Why She Isn’t Doing Mrs. Doubtfire 2

Mara Wilson in Mrs. Doubtfire GIF we're his goddamn kids tooWhile you’re been having a normal couple days just going about your business, former child star and current badass Mara Wilson has been really having a moment on Twitter trying to explain why she doesn’t want to do the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. Like it’s getting weirdly heated.

As you may know, Mara played Robin Williams and Sally Field’s youngest child in the original version, out in 1993, so a lot of people were wondering if Mara would reprise her role for the just-announced sequel, and they were asking her about it on social media. But luckily, Mara seems to be the only other human being in the world who’s as opposed to it as we are (why try to follow up a near-perfect movie twenty years later??), and she has absolutely no issues saying that, tweeting:

And then the internet exploded. Pretty much every outlet picked up the story that the ‘star’ of Mrs. Doubtfire had ‘slammed’ the film, huffily declaring that she wouldn’t be a part of it. (In the media’s defense, it’s been a really slow news week.) But to her credit, Mara has really held her own in the whole discussion, as you’re about to see from her tweets over the past couple days.

They’re kind of hard to find in her feed for reasons that I’ll explain shortly, so here they are all together, for all your comprehension needs.


You may disagree with her choice not to do the movie, but you can’t argue with the girl’s logic. Unplanned sequels usually crop up because the movie made a surprising amount of money, and everyone involved wants to milk that.


Ah yes, and this is why it’s so difficult to find all her tweets on the subject, because they’re sprinkled in amongst tweets from comedians, Mara’s own writing for sites like, and just generally interesting things that you should probably check out.

Oh and did I mention? There are a few really choice zingers.

Get it girl.

And self-deprecating humor, too? Where do I sign?

Sorry Mara. But if it helps, you’re doing a helluva job out there.

(Image: MTV)

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      good for her!!! I really like her and how she’s aged (unlike so many of the clichéd child actors)

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yeah, she’s killing it.

    • Jon

      An American C-List version of Emma Watson?

      Hey, still better than 90% of child stars out there

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I gotta respect the fact that she calls HERSELF C-list, though.

      • Jon

        C-List seems kind of generous too but nice to know she has a sense of humour about these things!

      • Mierzwiak

        Wilson’s acting only in “Matilda” was better than Watson’s in her all movies together.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Good lord, I don’t understand this Twitter nonsense. Who the hell wants to sit there and read message after message after message. Jeez, these celebs just need to get a daily blog already.

    • Alyssa

      While I am not 100% on board for a sequel, to say that it wouldn’t make sense as a sequel isn’t fair. Has a script even been written for it yet? From what I remember, the movie endd with Mrs. Doubtfire having her own tv show, so it would make sense that he’s still dressing as her. If she wasn’t asked to be in it, why slam it? Celebrities ignore tweets everyday, she didn’t have to respond to them, or she simply could have said “I wasn’t asked” not “I refuse. A sequel makes no sense.” It just seems kind of rude.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I can see your point, but I think a lot of her tone comes from frustration at the tweets that she herself is receiving.

    • J_Doe5686

      I like how Mara writes. She’s funny, smart and educated.

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    • her7

      If there’s a sequel, can it be about how weird it is that their dad does this kind of thing?