The cast of Matilda was reunited over the weekend (28-30Jun13) to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the hit family film. Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman, who played ghastly parents Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, oversaw the get-together as the August (13) anniversary of the 1996 movie approaches.
Mara Wilson, the child star who played young genius Matilda in the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic kids' book, mingled with other co-stars, including Brit Pam Ferris, who played ferocious headmistress Ms. Trunchbull.
Wilson stepped out of the spotlight in 2000 to concentrate on her studies, and vowed to never appear in another film during an interview last year (12).
Matilda has since been turned into a successful stage musical, winning a raft of awards in both the U.K. and U.S.
Whoever thought it was impossible for Trunchbull to share her chocolate cake without mentioning The Chokey was proved wrong this weekend when the cast of the beloved children's classic Matilda reunited!
After the festivities, Mara Wilson, who starred as the brilliant and adorable title character, posted this photo of the 1996 gang's reunion to her Facebook page. Those present included from left to right, in the back row: one of the Million Dollar Sticky women, Brian Levinson (Michael), Pam Ferris (Trunchbull), Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter), Leor Livneh Hackel (Julius Rottwinkle); and from left to right, in the front row: Jacqueline Steiger (Amanda Thripp), Rhea Perlman (Mrs. Wormwood), Mara Wilson (Matilda), Kiami Davael (Lavender), Sara Magdalin (four-year-old Matilda), Danny DeVito (Mr. Wormwood), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey).
With the Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical now on Broadway, Roald Dahl, the author whose book started it all, would be proud of the legacy he's left both on and off screen. Especially since this isn't the only reunion to take place within the cast this year (I'm talking to you, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman).
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"I was obsessed with work in my youth. It's why I didn't get married until I was 38 and the reason I didn't have kids. Not having children isn't a sadness in my life, though. I know I wouldn't have been a half-bad mother, but that's what happened. There's no regretting it." Matilda star Pam Ferris has no regrets at remaining childless.