Mara Wilson, best known for her roles as Matilda in "Matilda" and Natalie Hillard in "Mrs. Doubtfire," is the banged-bob cutie that many millennials identify as the little girl they grew up wishing they could be. The now 28-year-old Tisch graduate retired from acting in 2012, noting "film acting is not very fun." Today, she's a well-known Twitter scribe (@MaraWritesStuff) and more recently, the author of an upcoming memoir titled "Where Am I Now?" due out September13 from Penguin.
"Broad City"'sIlana Glazer already signed off on the book, following Wilson's delightful albeit cameo as a waitress in season three. In her endorsement, Glazer writes what we're all thinking, "Growing up, I wanted to be Mara Wilson." Truth.
But are we all still Mara Wilson? Perhaps more often than you'd thing. Here are 10 times Mara Wilson was all of us.
My favorite part of being younger was imagining I could outsmart heartbreak and sadness— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) May 4, 2016
Age 18: I am sexually attracted to talent— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) May 3, 2016
Age 28: I am sexually attracted to effort
Radiohead is starting to act more and more like the obnoxious Radiohead fan I dated when I was 16— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) May 3, 2016
"Is there anything in your book about how you became such a nerd?" - My dad— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) May 1, 2016
I'm the kind of tired where there is nothing funnier than the name "Kevin"— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 29, 2016
No clown school would ever accept me.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 27, 2016
Just strutted past a teen boy reading American Psycho and said "The movie's better" 😎— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 25, 2016
Need to get my shit together before my flight to LA tonight but all I want to do is look at pictures of dogs carrying things in their mouths— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 25, 2016
I will watch Lemonade when I am emotionally ready— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 24, 2016
Some days you are the heroine in a romantic comedy.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 20, 2016
Other days you are the disposable fiancée.