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Then and Now: Cast Members of ‘Matilda’ Reenact Scenes from the Movie

Look how these kids have grown!

A few months ago, actor and director Danny DeVito hosted a reunion party for the cast members of the 1996 film “Matilda”. As you may recall, DeVito not only took up the role of the titular character’s father Harry Wormwood but also directed the movie! Matilda, of course, was played by former child actress-turned-writer Mara Wilson.

Cast members of “Matilda” 17 years later. Photo by Mara Wilson via NME

Now, this cult classic was just released on Blu-ray last December 3, and to commemorate it, we’ll show you a couple of amusing reenactments by the actors themselves of two of the most recognizable scenes from “Matilda!”

In this scene, the scary headmistress Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris) confronts Bruce Bogtrotter (Jimmy Karz) in front of all the students in the hall thinking that he ate her chocolate cake. Bruce denies this, but gives in to Trunchbull’s offer to eat the cake she served him. After doing so, Trunchbull terrorizes him into eating an entire giant chocolate cake.

Video via YouTube

And here’s the reenactment!

Meanwhile, this scene shows Trunchbull bullying another child, Amanda Thripp (Jacqueline Steiger) simply because she was wearing her hair in pigtails. Trunchbull flings Amanda across the school yard when the latter tried to answer back.

Video via YouTube

Here’s Ferris and Steiger reenacting that scene, but with a few minor adjustments of course!

Head on to Buzzfeed, where you’ll be able to watch in full the video clips showing these reenactments!

All information in this article were sourced from Buzzfeed.

written by chooolss

1 comment

  1. holgardo

    holgardo

    My daughter loves this movie, I'm not sure how many times has she seen it.

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