Actress Mara Wilson was just nine years old when the film Matilda, in which she played a girl with extraordinary abilities who stood up to her evil parents, made her a star. She had already participated in other titles such as Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Miracle in the City (1994), films that made Mara one of the most highly regarded child actresses. However, three years later, when he was twelve, he left the limelight. More than 25 years have passed since that success when she was just a child and now the artist, who is 35 years old, has decided to tell her story in a book Good Girls Don’t, in which she reviews her. reflects on the past and how it affected his sudden rise to fame.
He told The Guardian, “I don’t think you can be a child star without getting injured.” “A brat is one who does not do what he is told; Child actors just do what they are told. Spoiled children are selfish and greedy; Child actors often support their families. A spoiled brat won’t make it far in the entertainment industry,” says the artist. Wilson reviews her behavior, recognizing that she has become a very self-righteous child out of fear of disapproval. She also states that she was “swallowed up” by her character. “I noticed that people who knew me were disappointed that I wasn’t as smart, funny or attractive as they expected me to be. I think they expected Matilda, which is wonderful, but she’s not real,” They said.
His fame came at a difficult time when he lost his mother to cancer around the same time. “I felt completely lost. There was who I was before and who I was after.” This was another reason why it was difficult for him to deal with success. Mara reflects on the cost of being a child star, though she admits in statements that she did not feel unsafe in Hollywood, as she was lucky to find her way with people who were interested in her well-being. However, he understands the complicated stories of other artists who are overwhelmed by the weight of fame and fall into addictions. “If you put that much pressure on someone, how can you expect they won’t fail? If you tell them you’re watching their every move, they’ll rebel and try to make a mark ”
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still from the movie matilda
When he was twelve, he felt that he no longer attracted directors. “It affected me for a long time because I had this idea that if you’re not beautiful now, if you’re not beautiful, you have no value,” she explains. She admits that for a time she obsessed and repeated that she was “ugly and fat”, things she read in destructive opinions. This caused him various psychological problems and depression. Then his father said to him, “You know you can always stop, don’t you?” And that’s exactly what he did. After these starts in industry, Wilson attended an art school, where he paid for himself with his earnings (his parents were far-sighted in this regard, saving their earnings). He discovered his love for writing and theater and then continued his education at New York University.
Certainly away from cinema, she has devoted herself to writing (she has already published some memoirs in 2016) and has lent her voice to audiobooks and to the fiction podcast Welcome to Night Well. He clarifies that he does not know if he wants to act again as he is not sure whether he will have a place in today’s cinema as he has no intention of changing. “I don’t know if they would know what to do with a short, curvy brunette. And I don’t want anyone telling me to lose weight or get a nose job,” he says. He concludes exclaims, “I’ve long been defined by others, the media, and the Hollywood industry, rather than defining myself.”