Roald Dahl’s Matilda is about a brilliant child with magical abilities. So, it makes sense that some fans drew the connection to another famous character: Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. When the fan’s idea reached Mara Wilson, star of the Matilda movie adaptation, she ran with it!
Wilson started out by quoting a fan’s clever observation:
Wilson could have left it there, but instead she treated fans to an imaginative account of what Matilda’s school days at Hogwarts might be like:
Wilson got some help from fans, who have apparently been creating Matilda/Harry Potter crossover stories for years! Some fans even corrected the actress on the age difference between the characters.
–Stephen L., Staff Writer