When she was only nine years old, Mara Wilson became known around the world for playing the role of “Matilda”, a film that tells the story of a genius girl who has telekinesis (the ability to move objects with her mind). develops.
The now 35-year-old revealed how the film ruined her personal and artistic career, forcing her to quit acting.
What did the actress say?
“I had people sending me inappropriate letters and posting things about me online. I saw what they published on the internet when I was 12 and I saw very hurtful things,” he said.
“People don’t realize how overwhelming it is to constantly talk to the press,” Wilson said in an interview with British outlet The Guardian.
“They expected it to be Matilda”
“I saw that they were disappointed that I wasn’t as smart, beautiful, nice as they expected me to be. I think they expected Matilda to be me, and she’s wonderful, but she’s not real. ”
“He’s brilliant in every way. He’s smart, kind and powerful. Then they met me, this awkward, studious teenager who sometimes got angry but couldn’t even turn her anger into powers,” the woman he said.
Eventually, Mara Wilson stepped away from acting to devote herself entirely to writing. Although she continues to accept some sporadic roles, notably as a dubber, the woman says she is not sure whether she should go back to films: “I’ve found myself through the media and the Hollywood industry through others. has long defined us, rather than defining ourselves,” she concluded.