Another former child star broke the silence. Mara Wilson about Matilda
After a loud premiere I’m glad my mom died by Jennette McCurdyformer star iCarly, there is more and more talk about the difficult situation of child actors, who are often abused not only by their superiors, but also by their own parents. Now Mara Wilsonwho played the lead role in Matildashe told about her own tragic experiences.
Mara Wilson spoke in an interview with The Guardian. While she admitted that she always felt safe on set because she worked with wonderful people and her parents cared deeply for her, it still didn’t keep her from being sexualized.
Mara Wilson about Matilda
I don’t think you can be a child star without some kind of permanent impairment. People usually assume that Hollywood is inherently corrupt and that being on a movie set is destroying you. However, that was not the case in my case. I always felt safe on set.
She continued, which was the reason for her bad memories with the career of a child actress:
There have been people who have sent me inappropriate letters or posted things about me on the Internet. I made a mistake when at the age of 12 I decided to test myself on Google and saw things that I couldn’t forget.
People don’t realize how constantly talking to the press when you’re a kid can destroy you.
The actress mentioned how some journalists asked her at a young age if she knew what it was French Kissor which actors he considers to be sexiest.
She added that being a child actress affected her a lot as people compared her to Matilda and were disappointed that she wasn’t as smart and cute as the character she played. In addition, she felt that she was no longer sweet enough for Hollywood, which is why her career failed, which left her feeling worthless and obsessed with how she looked.