There has been a nostalgia boom in movie news lately, with the latest story to grab hearts across America being the announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. The 1993 comedy featured divorcee Robin Williams dressing up in drag as an old lady pretending to be his children's new nanny. Many were delighted that Williams would be returning alongside original director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. One person who isn't happy about the news? Original star Mara Wilson, who thinks the movie will probably suck. And she's probably right.
Mara played one of the three Hillard children, youngest daughter of recently divorced parents Daniel and Miranda (Robin Williams, Sally Field). The actress claims that she has nothing to do with this new take on the classic comedy, nor will she be associated with it at all, disowning the impending sequel. In a twitter blast, she also goes onto express her feelings towards sequels in general, not shying away from her thoughts on this matter. She does, however harbor fond memories of the original, one of the reasons why she doesn't want to be associated with a follow-up.
For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
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.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
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.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
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.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
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.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
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.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
I know! RT @KatBeamon I'm with you. Growing up a 90s kid, I feel it's best to leave it there. It wouldn't even feel right coming out now.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
As she points out, Mara Wilson hasn't pursued acting much since becoming an adult. Despite the paycheck, she simply is not interested in revisiting this property, and it sounds like she has good reasons. And there are many who agree with her. Mrs. Doubtfire 2 isn't a needed thing. But many, many fans want to see it. How will a sequel work more than twenty years later? Is Robin Williams a nanny to grandchildren, with his own son or daughter in the middle of a divorce? Does he coach Chris Hillard (played by Matthew Lawrence) in the ways of Doubtfire? Maybe the oldest daughter, Lydia (Lisa Jakub), wants to be a manny? Who knows? We'll have to wait and see if the other kid actors come out against this sequel.