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Matilda co-stars Mara Wilson and Kiami Davael reunite after 19 years

12 February 2015
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The former child stars who played Matilda and Lavender in family film Matilda are still friends almost 19 years after the film was released. Kiami Davael shared a picture of herself with Mara Wilson after meeting for lunch on Friday.

"Lunch date with my sis from another miss @MaraWritesStuff #WeStillHang #SoHappyToSeeHer #BFF #JustLikeTheOldDays," Kiami tweeted.

Mara also tweeted about their reunion, telling her followers it was "so lovely to see @KiamiDavael today!"

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In the 1996 children's film, based on Roald Dahl's book Matilda, Mara played the lead character of Matilda while Kiami played her best friend Lavender. The film achieved huge success worldwide and brought in $33.45 million at the time of its original box office run.

Both Mara and Kiami have since stepped away from the limelight and a career in acting.

Kiami had a recurring role on In The House with LL Cool J but has since moved on to pursue a career in writing and singing.

The friends played Lavender and Matilda in the 1996 film

Meanwhile Mara last acted in Thomas and the Magic Railroad in 2000 and has discussed her decision to quit the film industry on her official website, explaining that she was no longer passionate about acting.

"The short answer is no, I don't have any plans to pursue film acting. It's not my 'thing' anymore, if it ever was. Yes, I do still act sometimes," she wrote.

"But when I do, it's with people I know and trust, people who respect me as a person and appreciate what I have to offer.

Matilda1 © Photo: Facebook
The Matilda cast previously reunited in 2013

"Yes I love working in theatre and have always loved voice-over, but pursuing a full-time live-action film career does not appeal to me."

The Matilda cast, including Mara and Kiami alongside Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris and Rhea Perlman previously reunited in 2013. The former co-stars looked excited to be back together again in a photo Mara posted on Facebook.

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