From a very early age, I had a love-hate relationship with actresses my age. I loved them because they were on TV and in the movies and oh so cool. And I hated them because they were on TV and in the movies and oh so cool. I can’t even begin to describe my complex emotions toward Amanda Bynes. We were the exact same age and she was somehow cast on All That while I was still stuck living as a suburban third grader.
Mara Wilson definitely fell into this love-hate category. She starred in so many great ’90s movies that are still aired every other weekend on TV: Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street and Mrs. Doubtfire. I mean Matilda?! I can’t even tell you how many hours I wasted trying to move things with my eyes. And then as quickly as Mara Wilson entered my life, she was gone.
But now, she’s back and she might be normal. She graduated from NYU in 2009 and just this month launched a blog! I shouldn’t be shocked. Of course we’re all bloggers: Matilda, Mara Wilson and me.