LOOK: “Matilda” Actress Mara Wilson is Learning Filipino

’90s kids will definitely remember Matilda, the Roald Dahl turned movie of a young telekinetic girl. Mara Wilson, the actress who portrayed the titular role, is all grown up and learning Filipino.

On Twitter, Wilson asked, “Ano meaning ang “naman”? Salamat.” She added, “It does not seem to mean ‘yes'” and “Also I realized I’ve been continually mixing up ‘ang’ and ‘ng.”

Filipino Twitter came to the rescue and explained to her the meaning of “naman.” [Thank you to the netizens who gave clear explanations. We’re also not quite sure how to translate the word].

When a user asked if she speaks Filipino, Wilson responded, “I’m like a week into learning it!”

Wilson’s showbiz career began when she starred in Mrs. Doubtfire. She went on to star in Miracle on 34th Street, A Time to Heal, Matilda, A Simple Wish, Balloon Farm, and Thomas and the Railroad. In 2000, she retired from acting and went on to write the play Sheeple and the book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame. In 2012, she went back to acting and has since appeared in web shows, podcasts, and series.

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