A "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel is in the works, more than 20 years after the hit family film was released, but there is one star who does not seem keen about the idea -- former child star Mara Wilson.
The original 1993 movie marked the first major onscreen project for the actress, who is now 26 and famously penned the 2013 Cracked.com article "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider's Perspective)." She played Natalie Hillard, the daughter of Sally Field's character, a mother of three who hires what she thinks is an elderly, female nanny, but who is actually her estranged husband, a voice actor. Robin Williams wears prosthetics and dresses in drag to play the character, one of his most popular roles.
The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday that a second "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie was being developed. The outlet said Williams and director Chris Columbus -- also known for the first two "Home Alone" and "Harry Potter" films -- would return. The screenwriter of "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel is David Berenbaum, who wrote the script for the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy film "Elf."
"For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel, nor will I," Wilson said on her Twitter page (warning: It contains expletives). " I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now."
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"Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series," she said. "I think 'Doubtfire' ended where it needed to end. I'm glad I had the chance to be in it, and I'm proud of what we did, but I don't see how we could do it again."
Wilson, who occasionally acts but has largely retired from the business, is also known for playing the title role in the 1996 children's movie "Matilda." One Twitter user told her, "Medicore? Uhm Matilda changed my life!" to which the actress responded: "That was one of the better ones."
Another user asked her: "Why would you turn down a multi million dollar payday?"
"A) It wouldn't be that much, 2) I have some standards," Wilson replied.
"They haven't asked me to be in it, and I think it would be weird if they did! I don't act much and am not a cute little kid anymore," she added. " The only reason I've SAID I don't want to do it is because of the literal hundreds of people asking me about it. I loved being in 'Doubtfire,' and I'm grateful every day I had that experience. I met my sister-for-life Lisa there. I had a great time."
Wilson is referring to Lisa Jakub, who played her older sister Lydia, in "Mrs. Doubtfire." She tweeted early on Thursday that the report about the sequel is "news to me!" adding: "No one has asked and don't know how I would feel about it. Hard to comment without any information!"
The original movie also starred Matthew Lawrence as their brother Chris, Harvey Fierstein as their dad's friend -- who helps create his nanny disguise. Pierce Brosnan plays their mother's boyfriend, who gets in the way of Williams' character's plan to win her back.
"But I don't think a sequel makes sense plotwise, and I don't think there'd be a part for me even if I did still act and was interested," Wilson added.
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