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Former Child Star Mara Wilson Says Coming Out as Bisexual After Orlando Massacre Was 'An Emotional Decision'

Former Child Star Mara Wilson Says Coming Out as Bisexual After Orlando Massacre Was 'An Emotional Decision'

Originally posted 08/26/2016 04:30PM

Mara Wilson came out as bisexual in June – but making her sexuality a public conversation wasn't planned.

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Matilda Child Star Mara Wilson Battled OCD and Depression – and More Revelations from Her Emotional Memoir

Matilda Child Star Mara Wilson Battled OCD and Depression – and More Revelations from Her Emotional Memoir

Originally posted 08/24/2016 03:45PM

Mara Wilson will forever be beloved for her early but unforgettable turns in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda – but her life offscreen wasn't always so charming.

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Mrs. Doubtfire's Mara Wilson Reveals How She Quit Hollywood over Painful Scrutiny of Her Looks

Mrs. Doubtfire's Mara Wilson Reveals How She Quit Hollywood over Painful Scrutiny of Her Looks

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.

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Mara Wilson Comes Out as Bisexual in Wake of Orlando Shooting

Originally posted 06/15/2016 01:00AM

Mara Wilson is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community in a big way.

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Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Mara Wilson Remembers Her Most Embarrassing Moment with Robin Williams: 'I Felt Humiliated'

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.

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Mara Wilson on Her Return to Acting for Broad City's Homage to Mrs. Doubtfire: 'This Movie Did a Lot for Me'

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.

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New Site Gives Hope to Teens Struggling with Mental Health Issues | Mara Wilson

Project UROK Launches to Support Struggling Teens for Mental Health Awareness Week

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.

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Robin Williams's Mrs. Doubtfire Costar Mara Wilson Pens Touching Tribute

Mrs. Doubtfire Costar Mara Wilson on Robin Williams: 'I Wish I Had Reached Out More'

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."

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Strap on the Foam Suit: A Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel Is in the Works | Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams

UpdatePosted 04/17/2014 12:50PM

Strap on the Foam Suit: A Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel Is in the Works

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.

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Former Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Explains Why Young Actors May 'Go Crazy' | Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson Lists Reasons Why Former Child Stars 'Go Crazy'

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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