Mara Wilson is an American writer and actress. She rose to fame as a child for playing the lead role of Natalie Portman in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, before moving on to play the central character in the musical Baby Did a Bad Thing, before landing roles in some movies directed by Wes Anderson. Now she has returned to her acting roots with the book, The Girl Who Played With Men, which was published in 2021. Mara Wilson also made a name for herself with the production of the television show Mad Dogs, on which she also featured.
However, even though Mara Wilson has enjoyed a lengthy career on screen, it is in fact her acting that really brings home the true stories of her life. In this regard, The Girl Who Played With Men is in many ways a coming of age tale of Mara Wilson. Set primarily in New York City at the early parts of the nineteen seventies, the story follows Mara as she rises from being a sixteen-year-old girl who is a domestic helper to the woman who impersonates her mother and moves into the adult world, juggling various alter egos to maintain a sense of anonymity in order to avoid the boredom that kept her away from school during the years that she was a child.
This multi-faceted young age is what makes The Girl Who Played With Men such a delight to read. For example, at one point in the book, Mara’s mother changes from loving, understanding and caring to cold and distant. This almost destroys the relationship between Mara and her best friend, Amy. However, when Amy’s death is announced in the newspaper, Mara discovers that she has been expecting her own death all along. This is a surprising turn of events, but then again, it is a part of the life of Mara Wilson, who is by this time an adult and ready to move on to newer adventures in her acting career.
Mara Wilson Measurements
|Figure Measurements||34-25-30 Inches|
|Body Size||33 inches|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||30 Inches|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Weight||56 kg/132 lbs|
Another unexpected development occurs when Mara gets herself cast as the lead role in a soap opera. Now, this was not part of the original plan, but since this was new territory for Mara, it seemed like a good idea at the time. As it turns out, however, the soap opera wasn’t filmed because the director discovered that Wilson’s “frowny” face and “loud” voice didn’t go down well with some of the other members of the cast and crew. So it is there, in addition to the more than adequate acting, that we find Mara displaying her acting skills in what would become her last major role. This performance is one of the best of her entire career, which earns The Girl Who Played With Men its lasting legacy.
The Girl Who Played With Men continues on from where it left off, but in a way that will leave you begging for more. If you are tired of Mara’s story, and if you haven’t seen any of her films since the Coen brothers released The Pirate, then The Girl Who Played With Men will make you wish that they had just given her another chance. While the plot may seem to take place in New York City, it is really about two girls who find themselves caught up in the life of a rich playboy. The difference is that this man is a millionaire, so their quest for fame and fortune takes them across the country in search of male entertainment.
Though it may seem like a cliche at first, The Girl Who Played With Men is not just another genre-hopping comedy film mrs. doubtfire. The Girl Who Played With Men manages to combine the best parts of traditional dramatic acting with witty dialogue, heartfelt characters and great music all wrapped up in one fantastic movie. If you enjoy watching young actresses breaking through the barriers of stardom, then The Girl Who Played With Men is definitely worth seeing…