Mrs Doubtfire child star Mara Wilson resurfaces and looks unrecognisable

Mrs Doubtfire and Matilda child star Mara Wilson has made a very rare TV appearance and she looks incredible 20 years after the height of her Hollywood fame.

The now 33-year-old made the appearance on TV on Friday on Australian breakfast TV virtually from her home in Los Angeles.

She rose to prominence as a child for playing the role of Natalie Hillard in the film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and went on to play Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (1996).

Following her teen years she stepped back from the spotlight.

So, viewers of Today Extra were a little stunned to see her face appear on their screens.

The star talked about working alongside acting legends Danny DeVito and the late Robin Williams as well as discussing how childhood fame affected her.

Mara said hearing negative feedback at the time made her feel a lot of pressure at her young age.

On the channel, she said: "It hurt to hear adult critics saying things against me. It felt very unfair and very hard. There was really a lot of pressure on me, I felt, from the outside world."

Speaking on working with the director of Matilda, Danny Devito, who also played her father in the film as she played the lead of Matilda, she said only fond things.

The actress described him as "really wonderful" and said that his family took her "under their wing as kind of like a second family".

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During the time of filming, Mara was sadly losing her mum, Suzie Wilson, to breast cancer.

Suzie died shortly after the film was finished and it was dedicated to her.

Mara continued: "Danny and his wife, Rhea, they would let me come over to their house.

"We would have sleepovers, we went to go see plays, we went to see movies.

"They made sure I was also being treated like a kid. I played with their kids, just like any other kids."

Mara also opened up on working with the late comedian Robin Williams on the 1993 iconic film Mrs Doubtfire.

Commenting on what he was like on set, she said: "I remember him singing show tunes to me and playing games with me. He loved to play all kinds of little jokes.

"He could be very shy one on one, particularly with adults, but with kids, he just came alive because they are the ultimate audience.

"He was just a consummate performer who was so great when he had an audience."

Asked if she would let her future kids be young actors, she said: "I don't think I would, just because there are so many different variables that you cannot account for."

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