Joining a movie set can be a hugely scary and daunting thing to do, especially for a child actor…
But fortunately for Mara Wilson who starred in Matilda aged just 9, she had 2 people looking out for her…
The iconic pairing of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman.
Though their characters weren’t so nice on screen, Mara Wilson has revealed how Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman cared for her during the filming of Matilda.
Far from the characters of Matilda’s neglectful parents who they played in the movie, DeVito andPerlman actually helped Wilson develop her skills as an actor and looked after her.
Wilson details in her book, Where Am I Now?, that when her mom, Suzie, was diagnosed with breast cancer during the filming of Matilda, DeVito and Perlman took her in, Diply reports.
DeVito and Perlman, who were married at the time, looked after Wilson whenever her parents needed to go to the hospital.
She recalled in her book that they had pool parties and held events at their house which she was involved in.
But, that’s not all the pair did for Wilson…
When her mom sadly passed away a year later, Wilson thought her mom had not had the chance to see her daughter act as Matilda.
However, little did she know, and nor did she find out until years later, DeVito had taken an incomplete copy of the film to the hospital for Suzie to watch before she passed away.
Something that Wilson said she would forever be grateful for DeVito doing.