Now at 23 he’s captured our attention again by making a hilarious short movie all about — what else? — what it’s like to be a former child star. It’s titled “You Used To Be Cute.” Told you it was funny. More
Topic: Mara Wilson
Mara has a witty and insightful Twitter presence, and last year she penned a great blog post about child stardom. Her tribute to Robin, in which she describes what it was like to work with him on set and run into him years later, is just as eloquent and offers further proof of just how beloved he was. More
Why do so many celebrities tend to forget where they came from? I don’t mean geographically or financially. I mean celebrities who forget where the roots of their career lie – what made them famous in the first place. More
If you came of age in the early nineties and you aren’t up-to-date on the current internet explosion surrounding the possibility of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, shame on you. It’s worth following just to witness the awesome relationship Mara Wilson and Lisa Jakub have. More
While you’re been having a normal couple days just going about your business, former child star Mara Wilson has been really having a moment on Twitter trying to explain why she doesn’t want to do the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. More
Merry Christmas! That’s what you say, right? I’m just kidding, I know I’m right. Because even though I’m Jewish (go ahead and ask me my Bat Mitzvah theme in the comments), I’ve watched enough movies in my day to figure … More
I wish I was Matilda approximately every 14 minutes. Or more accurately, anytime I’m too lazy to get up and get something. “Fetch me an omelette,” I say to my brain every day, hoping that one day it will actually … More
Mara Wilson, better known as the cute little kid in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, has turned out to be a pretty fabulous adult. We heard from her earlier this week when she speculated on why child stars tend to grow up and completely lose their shit ala Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan and countless others. Lo and behold, it turns out Mara’s fellow Mrs. Doubtfire alum, Lisa Jakub (she was the angsty older sister for those of you who need to Google this information) is also a blogger we could get on board with. More
What prompted the private former-celebrity-current-blogger to write this article? She’s trying to help us (the normals) understand what’s going on with people like Amanda Bynes right now — to remind us that none of these kids grow up in a vacuum More
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The recent pictures of Macaulay Culkin looking not unlike a war camp prisoner prompted me to think about all of the “child stars” of yesteryear, especially the ones I grew up with. A lot of them are in pretty bad shape, making me wistful for days gone by when I watch Uncle Buck, The Parent Trap, What a Girl Wants, etc. More
Child stars usually tend to do two things: stay in the spotlight and burn out in a drug-infused haze of “finally legal” photoshoots or disappear back into the real world, attend college and emerge as functioning adults. Mara Wilson, the child actress famous for playing Matilda in the 1996 film, did the latter and apparently turned out really great. More