'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel? This former star says 'pass'
April 17th, 2014
05:00 PM ET

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel? This former star says 'pass'

Mara Wilson hasn't acted for years, and she isn't going to change her mind for the planned sequel to "Mrs. Doubtfire."

The former actress, who was a 6-year-old newcomer when the comedy was released in 1993, responded to the news of an impending sequel with some valid questions.

As The Hollywood Reporter first revealed, studio Fox 2000 is developing a follow-up to the family friendly flick with Robin Williams poised to reprise his starring role. The movie saw Williams portray a father in the middle of a divorce who developed the alter-ego of Mrs. Doubtfire, a nanny/housekeeper, to be able to see and spend more time with his kids.

While some fans have been intrigued by the idea, Wilson, now 26, is not.

"For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," she tweeted Thursday. "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. Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end."

And her disinterest isn't because she has a problem with the first film - it's just that she doesn't see how the story could continue.

"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," she tweeted. "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. 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."

What do you think: If "Mrs. Doubtfire 2" couldn't round up the rest of the original cast - which included Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Matthew Lawrence and Lisa Jakub - would you still be interested in seeing it?


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  1. oceanluvver2

    I think you would only need Williams and Field. Depending on the storyline, not all of the kids would need to be there and you could use other ones. They weren't the main part of the first one. Just DON'T lose the humor. If it isn't funny, the whole way through like the original, then don't do it. That would doing a disservice to Williams and Field.

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