Before Harry, Ron and Hermione were charming their way out of trouble in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" book series, there was Roald Dahl's "Matilda." The novel inspired a classic 1996 movie by the same name, and Mara Wilson starred as protagonist Matilda Wormwood.
Does the scene above look familiar? Let's take a look at this pivotal moment from the first "Harry Potter" movie, when Harry receives his invitation by owl to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:
Clearly Matilda and Harry have some things in common:
1. They both have magical powers.
2. They both like to dance among a sea of flying objects.
But there's one really, really big difference between the two of them:
1. Harry attended Hogwarts.
2. Matilda did not.
Instead of dealing with Dolores Umbridge, Hogwarts' walking nightmare in pink, Matilda suffers at the hands of Miss Trunchbull, Crunchem Hall Primary School's head teacher. But what if Matilda had gotten that sacred magical letter of acceptance when she turned 11? The internet has been pondering that question for years.
Thanks to Wilson, you no longer have to wonder what Matilda's Hogwarts life would look like. On Tuesday, Sept. 29 the actress tweeted out what would happen if Matilda was Harry's classmate.
This is the little bit of magic you needed to get through the week. Thank you, Mara.