Matilda, Kiami Davael, Mara Wilson, Twitter


Matilda and Lavender are all grown up—and going to lunch!

It's rather lovely to know that Mara Wilson and Kiami Davael, who were little kids in the 1996 film Matilda, still hang out together—19 years later!

"Lunch date with my sis from another miss @MaraWritesStuff #WeStillHang #SoHappyToSeeHer #BFF #JustLikeTheOldDays," Davael, 29, tweeted last Friday along with a selfie of her and Wilson.

In the fantastical kids' film, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Wilson starred as the title character, a child with magical powers who was born to super creepy parents whose specialness is finally realized by a kindhearted teacher. Davael played Lavender, one of her put-upon schoolmates, all of whom were being terrorized by heinous headmistress Miss Trunchbull—until Matilda spoke up on behalf of 


Both Wilson and Davael have acted sparingly since, with Wilson's most recent high-profile project being 2000's Thomas and the Magic Railroad, with Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda. She made her big-screen debut in Mrs. Doubtfire, playing the youngest of Robin Williams' three kids.

Lately she's been focusing on writing, recently publishing a humor piece in McSweeney's International titled, "What a Straight Man's Favorite Musical Says About Him."

Davael had a recurring role on In the House with LL Cool J and Debbie Allen but has also moved on to other pursuits, mainly writing and singing.

The Matilda cast, including Wilson, Davael, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman and Embeth Davidtz, previously reunited for a rather lovely-looking garden party in 2013.

Even Pam Ferris, who played Miss Trunchbull, was all smiles.

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