That’s right, Matilda is 20 years old but the film has certainly aged well. The movie is just a wonderful as ever!
1. Matilda’s parents were played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. But did you know that the two are actually married in real life?
Whether they’re being mean or kind, these two just look so right together!
2. Pam Ferris took on the role of the mean and nasty Agatha Trunchbull. To ensure that the children remained genuinely scared of her while filming, she kept the bad attitude even while the cameras were off!
3. Pam was also the same actress who played the mean Auntie Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Need someone to be cruel to kids? Pam’s to go-to lady! Sheesh… actually, Pam is a British actress with a very impressive and diverse resume, with roles in theatre, television, and film.