01:48 PM EDT 08/24/2016
Originally posted 08/24/2016 11:30AM
Thanks to her charming turns in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, Mara Wilson became one of the most beloved child stars of the '90s – but the actress says the pressures of a "toxic," image-obsessed industry were so heavy she had to retire as a tween.
Originally posted 06/15/2016 01:00AM
Mara Wilson is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community in a big way.
Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Mara Wilson Remembers Her Most Embarrassing Moment with Robin Williams: 'I Felt Humiliated'
Originally posted 05/05/2016 12:35AM
Mara Wilson, the adorable former child star from Mrs. Doubtfire, had a very awkward encounter with Robin Williams on the set of the 1993 comedy.
Mara Wilson on Her Return to Acting for Broad City's Homage to Mrs. Doubtfire: 'This Movie Did a Lot for Me'
Originally posted 04/08/2016 09:35PM
Mara Wilson has been out of the spotlight for some time, until now.
Originally posted 04/30/2015 11:55PM
One in four teens struggles with mental health issues. Project UROK, the "It Gets Better" for teen mental health, is here to help.
Originally posted 08/19/2014 03:30PM
"Being a worst case scenario kind of person, I've worried so many times about losing so many people I care about, but I never could imagine losing Robin."
Originally posted 04/17/2014 12:00PM
Get those dinner reservations in order – a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works.
Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are attached to the 1993 family comedy's sequel, which is in development at Fox 2000. Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum is writing the script, which means you can possibly expect a scene where Mrs. Doubtfire's engines are revived by the power of Christmas.
Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:30PM
Despite the history of former child stars having trouble transitioning into adulthood – as evidenced by Britney Spears's public meltdown in 2008, Lindsay Lohan's ongoing troubles, and, most recently, the upheavals taking place in the life of Amanda Bynes – former child star Mara Wilson said she "had a generally good experience" standing before the cameras in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda (1996).
She also clearly developed a pro's perspective on what can happen as a child star matures – because she's now shared her thoughts in a breezy yet thoughtful essay on the Cracked.com humor site, titled "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy."
In it, the 25-year-old gets a handle on why "not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane." She also sheds light on why "at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns."
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