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Mara Wilson: ‘No Interest’ In ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel

Thu, April 17, 2014 11:24am EDT by 7 Comments
Mara Wilson No Interest Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel
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’90s kids, rejoice! A ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel is officially in production — but will Robin Williams star? Well, we do know that Mara Wilson, who played Robin’s daughter, certainly won’t, according to her Twitter!

We’ve been given a great and special gift — a sequel to ’90s classic Mrs. Doubtfire is officially in production, and Robin Williams is attached, as is director of the award-winning original, Chris ColumbusMara Wilson, who played Robin’s daughter Natalie, will not be starring, however, according to a series of — quite honestly, totally uncalled for — tweets. Keep reading for everything we know about the project so far, and to see what Mara has been tweeting! The tweets are a must-read, we swear.

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel — Will Robin Williams And Mara Wilson Star?

This isn’t the first time that the subject of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire has been broached; according to The Hollywood ReporterBonnie Hunt was originally attached to write a script in 2001, but the project died a slow death — mainly because neither Robin or Chris were particularly enthused by any of the drafts.

In addition to Robin and Chris’ involvement with the current production of the sequel, the script is being written by David Berenbaum, who also wrote the Will Ferrell Christmas movie Elf — so, we’re in pretty good hands. Unfortunately, Robin is not yet confirmed to be starring, but what’s a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel without Mrs. Doubtfire? Fingers crossed for grown-up Natalie to be a Mr. Doubtfire or something else equally spectacular!

Mara Wilson Slams ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel

Speaking of little Natalie, Mara Wilson, the girl who played her, is now 26 and wholly uninterested in participating in the sequel to the original. Here’s what she had to say on her Twitter:

Yikes, Mara. (Also, this writer has zero standards. Call me, Fox 2000.)

Her position is fairly understandable — after all, she has more or less quit acting and is focusing on a career in writing. Furthermore, her role in the 1993 classic was her very first as a child star, so it makes sense that she has a strong emotional attachment to the film as it was.

However, her reaction seems pretty disproportionate. It’s a sequel to a 1993 comedy — are the possibilities really that dire? The worst case scenario here is that the movie won’t be very good, which is hardly anything to get up-in-arms over. Especially considering since, as she said, she wasn’t even approached.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Mara right? Should Chris, Robin, and David let sleeping dogs lie? Or are you excited by the possibilities? Let us know!

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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