Mara Wilson, the Matilda actress, has revealed that she was sexualized as a child: ‘You can’t be a baby star without suffering permanent trauma’.
Mara Wilsonprimarily known for her roles as a child actress in the 1990s as Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire, Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda 6 mythical, recently opened up about being “sexualized“as a child, revealing that she underwent”permanent trauma” growing up in the spotlight.
“I don’t think you can be a baby star without there being some kind of permanent damage“Wilson said during an interview with The Guardian while promoting the memoir”Good Girls Don’t“, adding: “People don’t realize how exhausting it is for a child to talk to the press all the time.”
“Some people sent me inappropriate letters and reporters asked me if I knew what a French kiss was”the star continued, revealing that her images were posted on pornographic sites by superimposing her face on the bodies of adult women. ”I made the mistake of Googling myself when I was 12 and saw things I shouldn’t have seen.”
“People assume that Hollywood is inherently corrupt and that spending time on movie sets destroys you. It wasn’t like that for me, I always felt safe on film sets. Sometimes some pretty questionable things happened, like adults telling dirty jokes or people being sexually harassed in front of me. In any case I always felt calm, perhaps also because I acted with many really wonderful directors, who were used to working with children“concluded Mara Wilson.