Robin Williams' 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Castmates React to Sequel Plan
Some of the cast members in "Mrs. Doubtfire" have responded to the sequel rumor. Mara Wilson and Lisa Jakub, who play Robin Williams' on-screen daughters, took to their social media to share their opinion on the matter. While the former is not really impressed, the latter is more open-minded.
"For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," Mara replied to a question whether or not she would return for "Mrs. Doubtfire 2". The actress added, "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."
Wilson played the youngest kid in the original movie. "Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end," the now-26-year-old actress said. "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."
"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," the "Matilda" actress went on. "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."
"I loved being in Doubtfire, and I'm grateful every day I had that experience. I met my sister-for-life Lisa there," she continued, before adding another Tweet. "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."
Jakub, who played the oldest child, addressed the sequel plan on Facebook. She has retired from acting to become a writer. "My goodness, I woke up and it's like we're back in 1993," she started. "It was news to me - the only reason I know about this is because you guys sent me the links. No one involved with the movie has contacted me and I don't know any more than you do about the details."
"Lots of people are asking if I would do it - and my answer is a really solid 'I don't know.' It's hard to comment on something you have no information about," she added. "But let's face it, Doubtfire 2 has been 'in development' several times before and nothing has come of it. So I'm taking it all with a Hollywood-sized grain of salt."
"Besides which, 20 years later, I'm not sure if my character would still be hanging out with the rest of the Hillards," she explained. But she has an idea what her grown-up character would be up to now, "I'm fairly certain that Lydia would be a lawyer, living in some remote part of the world, defending the downtrodden and sneering at the bad guys..."
Director Chris Columbus and actor Robin Williams are expected to return for the sequel. David Berenbaum ("Elf") is hired to write the script. The original film follows a struggling actor who, after a bitter divorce, disguises himself as an old female nanny to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
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