Remember Matilda? Of course you do. Before it was a Tony Award-winning musical on Broadway, it was a weird and wonderful adaptation of the Roald Dahl book about a brilliant little girl who used her telekinetic powers to get revenge on the bullying adults that made her life hell. Whoa. It sounds a lot like, Carrie, now that I think about it…but starring lovely little Mara Wilson, Matilda was a delight that many of us who were kids in the '90s revisted often. And it made us cooler people as adults since it gave us an early exposure to the likes of Danny DeVito (who co-starred and directed), Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, and Pam Ferris! And as you can see above, someone got the whole gang back together for a totally enviable Matilda reunion party.
Buzzfeed breaks down whose who:
"Left to right, back row: One of the Million Dollar Sticky women, Brian Levinson (Michael Wormwood), Pam Ferris (Trunchbull), Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter), and Leor Livneh Hackel (Julius Rottwinkle).
Marvel at how the years have passed by checking out the trailer below:
We know little about the circumstances of this reunion, but the sheer magic of its existence was shared thanks to Wilson's Twitter account, where she also shared this shot of what she described as a "wonderful day:"
Gang, her twitter feed is full of goodies. I confess, writing up this article, I got lost in them. Whether she's tweeting about the awesomeness of donuts, her joy over the recent Supreme Court rulings regarding marriage equality, or fan theories that she and Daniel Radcliffe are the same person, she's got Twitter down.
Wilson's last appearance in a film was in 2000's Thomas and the Magic Railroad. And if you're wondering what else Wilson's up to, the short answer is writing stuff. But you can find out a lot more on her blog, where she has a super helpful frequently asked questions section. There she answers whys she doesn't act anymore (with use of a very effective finger-painting analogy), how to correctly pronounce her first name (it doesn't rhyme with Sarah), and what it was like working with the wide array of talent she had the opportunity to meet in her career. All in all, she's good. Thanks for asking.