Lisa Jakub, star of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ responds deftly to her query, ‘whatever happened’.
Lisa Jakub, star of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” had the ideal response to a gossip blog that inquired “whatever happened” to her.
Jakub posted a screenshot of a recent article on the self-described “celebrity obsessed” news site Nicki Swift on social media on Friday.
What happened to the actor who played Lydia in “Mrs. Doubtfire?” an April 22 article inquired.
The response came directly from the source. The 42-year-old Canadian author and mental health advocate replied with a succinct, funny, and matter-of-fact response.
“Well, ummm, a lot has changed since 1993, so you’re going to have to be more specific,” wrote Jakub, who was 14 years old at the time the film premiered.
Mara Wilson, 33, who played Jakub’s younger sister in the late Robin Williams’s beloved hit comedy, commented on her Instagram story.
“Ugh, it’s as if they’re saying somebody ‘turned out well’ or ‘DID NOT turn out well’. What does that Really MEAN? Who’reveals’ anything?” she wrote.
“@marawilson You’re fine, and if someone says otherwise, I’m going to fight them,” Jakub referred to her on-screen sister.
Jakub’s response to Nicki Swift went viral on Twitter, garnering over 136,000 likes as of Saturday morning.
In a subsequent tweet, Jakub expressed gratitude for “all the likes and shares” and explained that she “wrote an entire book” about her decision to retire from acting after an 18-year career.
“I then wrote a book about anxiety and depression,” she said.
Jakub is the author of two novels, according to her website: “You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending” and “Finally Grows Up and Isn’t Just Me: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weirdness.”
Jakub is a “retired actress,” according to her Twitter profile, who has also appeared in “Independence Day” and “many bad TV movies.”
Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Embrace Your Weirdness,” teaches Kripalu yoga, and leads anxiety and mindfulness workshops.