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

Thu, April 17, 2014 11:24am EST 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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Jennie H Spooner

Posted at 12:11 PM on April 18, 2014  

why would Mrs Doubtfire have to dress up again ..the kids are grown..unless there is some family probs with the grandkids …..and “She” remembers what worked in the past …

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Crystal Quidato

Posted at 9:51 AM on April 18, 2014  

A sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire?! One of my favorite movies?! Alright!! FINALLY, another movie I could possibly look forward to, after all of the shit that’s been released onto theater screens in the last decade or so (of course, with the notable exception of Peter Jackson’s films, but that’s a little beside the point….)!

And I certainly hope Robin Williams stars in it (though it would be understandable, if he doesn’t), and that the new film doesn’t turn out to be a ‘rehash’ of the previous one (as so many sequels turn out to be…)

(and maybe Miss Mara should just simply lock herself into her underground bunker and continue her writing there, and keep her snot-nosed attitude to herself!)

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Posted at 2:18 AM on April 18, 2014  

I would love to see Mara acting again, I bet she would be wonderful. I do understand her position though, good luck Mara,maybe some day you will act again.

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Anna Haillie Brown

Posted at 11:51 PM on April 17, 2014  

I’ve been keeping up with Mara Wilsons’ interviews and I called it early that she wouldn’t be coming back. I think she has a lot of self-righteous issues that she needs to work out.

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Posted at 7:54 PM on April 17, 2014  

The Tweets are dumb. They’re like a spoiled brat screaming for attention. If she really isn’t interested she should continue on with her current career and see how it all pans out.

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Robin Wirth

Posted at 7:47 PM on April 17, 2014  

I think it may be difficult to capture the same magic as the original film produced, true, but if you step outside that box and realize how much may have happened to Robin’s character over the years, and then approach it from the standpoint of grown kids and maybe he even remarried–or didn’t but is about to, for that matter–and his career was launched as Mrs. Doubtfire, there are lots of potential scenarios. Perhaps he moved on to other things after a couple years, but now he’s hit a slump and they want to bring Mrs. D. back to revive it, or another could be that his grandkids, who don’t realize who Mrs. D. was, need a sitter and their dad “hires” her. You never know. I think it will be fun to see where they go with it

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debra bernhardt

Posted at 11:45 PM on April 17, 2014  

I think it would be great to see them all play part two . Bring it on.
I would love to see part two.:)))

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