Former child star Mara Wilson quit acting more than a decade ago, but with the announcement of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, the now 26-year-old writer felt the need to clarify that she will not be reprising her role as Natalie Hillard.
"For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," Wilson tweeted today as the forthcoming film became a trending topic.
It stands to reason that the press-shy Wilson would want to preemptively deflect any questions from journalists or fans. What makes less sense, however, is Wilson's follow-up tweet, which trashed the notion of sequels, and by extension, Mrs. Doubtfire 2:
"Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to."
While we agree that sequels are generally lame, there are certainly exceptions to the rule (Godfather 2, anyone?) and it seems strange that Wilson would feel the need to throw shade on a project that's sure to feature many of her former colleagues.
Will you go see the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel?