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Mara Wilson Slams Media Report Calling her 'Unrecognizable'

The Daily Mail tweeted a headline about Wilson’s appearance, saying the now 29-year-old looked nothing like the star who achieved fame as a child.

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    In this file photo, actress and writer Mara Wilson speaks about her new book at Town Hall Seattle on September 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

    Mara Wilson is fighting back after a media report dubbed the former child star as "unrecognizable."

    Following an interview on British morning show "Lorraine," The Daily Mail tweeted a headline about Wilson’s appearance, saying the now 29-year-old looked nothing like the star who achieved fame for her roles in "Matilda," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Miracle on 34th Street" in the 1990s.

    Wilson thought the answer to her "unrecognizable" look was obvious.

    "It’s called ‘being an adult and wearing makeup’” she tweeted after the story published. 

    Wilson went on to retweet other social media users who agreed that the Daily Mail’s headline was ridiculous. It’s not surprising that 29-year-old Wilson no longer looks like her 9-year-old self, Wilson fans tweeted.

    Wilson went on to tweet, “They called me pretty so I guess that’s nice,” referring to the Daily Mail’s article which referred to her as “beautiful” even if not recognizable. 

    Wilson was on Lorraine to discuss her time as a child star and the untimely death of her mother shortly after “Matilda” was released in 1996. Wilson revealed she was worried her mother wouldn’t see the movie and later found out costar Danny DeVito brought an unfinished cut of the film to the hospital so that her mother could see it.

    Wilson published her autobiography, “Where Am I Now?” in September.