Mara Wilson shares group photo of Matilda cast reuniting after 17 years

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The cast of Matilda have reunited - 17 years after filming the popular 90s family movie!

Child star Mara Wilson, who played the talented Matilda Wormwood, posted the group photo to Facebook over the weekend (29 June) showing the entire 1996 cast reuniting - and haven't they grown!

The photo shows the popular Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman who played Matilda's parents, as well as Pam Ferris, who acted the part of villainous headmistress Miss 'Agatha' Trunchbull.

Matilda cast reunite after 17 years
Left to right, back row: One of the Million Dollar Sticky women; Brian, who played my brother Michael; Pam Ferris, who played the Trunchbull; Jimmy, who played Bruce Bogtrotter; Leor, who played Julius Rottwinkle.
Left to right, front row: Jacqueline, who played Amanda Thripp; Rhea, who played Mrs. Wormwood; Me; Kiami, who played Lavender; Sara, who played four-year-old Matilda; Danny, who played Mr. Wormwood; Embeth, who played Miss Honey.

© Facebook / Mara Wilson

Left to right, back row: One of the Million Dollar Sticky women, Brian Levinson (Michael Wormwood), Pam Ferris (Miss Trunchbull), Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter), Leor Livneh Hackel (Julius Rottwinkle).

Left to right, front row: Jacqueline Steiger (Amanda Thripp), Rhea Perlman (Mrs Wormwood), Mara Wilson (Matilda Wormwood), Kiami Davael (Lavender Brown), Sara Magdalin (4-year-old Matilda Wormwood), Danny DeVito (Mr Wormwood/Narrator), Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey).

Embeth Davidtz who played popular school teacher Miss Honey, and Jimmy Karz who was the chocolate cake-loving schoolboy Bruce Bogtrotter, also took part in the celebrations!

Mara, 25, captioned the snap: "A silly photo from the Matilda reunion."

The cast got together for a weekend celebration at the end of June to promote a new Blu-ray version of the movie and to film special behind-the-scenes footage, for the forthcoming 17th anniversary in August.

Matilda cast reunite after 17 years
Kiami Davael

© Instagram / Kiami Davael

Kiami with her co-stars (left to right - top): Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, (left to right - bottom): Rhea Perlman, Jimmy Karz

The reunion proved emotional for Kiami Davael who played schoolgirl Lavender Brown, after admitting that seeing her former cast members left her on "the verge of tears."

She said on Twitter: "I'm on the verge of tears reminiscing over my weekend. Nothing but blessed and highly favoured. To my boss/my Uncle Danny DeVito: THANK YOU!"

She later added: "So proud to be apart of such a historic film." Posing for a photo with Mara, Kiami captioned the snap: "Lavender" & "Matilda" together again... My BFF."

Matilda cast reunite - Mara Wilson and Kiami Davael

© Instagram / Kiami Davael

Kiami (Lavender) and Mara (Matilda)

Matilda cast reunite to promote special Blu-Ray DVD version
Kiami Davael, Danny DeVito

© Instagram / Kiami Davael

Kiami signs some promotional photos

Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's novel and directed by Danny DeVito, focused around four-year-old Matilda Wormwood who who used her telekinetic powers to escape her overbearing parents.

The story has since been adapted for the stage as Matilda The Musical, and is currently playing on Broadway and in the West End.

Reminiscing on the momentous occasion, Kiami added: "This was one of the most AMAZING weekends EVER! God is so good! To all my "Matilda" cast mates.. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! #TeamMatilda 4ever!!!"

Matilda, Danny Devito, Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman

© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

1996 family movie Matilda: (Left to right) Danny Devito, Mara Wilson and Rhea Perlman

Mara, who also starred in Mrs. Doubtfire and Miracle on 34th Street, no longer acts on the big screen. Explaining her decision to leave full-time acting, she wrote on her blog last year: "I don't have any plans to pursue film acting.

"It's not my 'thing' anymore, if it ever was. Pursuing a full-time live-action film career does not appeal to me."

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