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    Here's How The Cast Of "Matilda" Looked In 1996 Vs 2022

    Both casts are talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular.

    Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical recently dropped on Netflix, and to say it is utterly delightful is a massive understatement.

    It's based on the musical which was based on the novel by Roald Dahl. The novel was also the basis for the iconic 1996 movie starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito.

    Let's make one thing clear: both this and the 1996 movie are amazing, and you can certainly make room for each of them in your heart.

    Plus, they're different enough that it's a totally new experience! For starters, the 2022 version has songs and is set in England.

    In the spirit of celebrating both movies, here's how the characters looked in the 1996 movie compared to the 2022 movie:

    1. Matilda Wormwood was played by Mara Wilson in 1996 and Alisha Weir in 2022.

    1996 matilda with short hair and a ribbon and 2022 matilda with long wavy hair in a school uniform

    2. Miss Trunchbull was played by Pam Ferris in 1996 and Emma Thompson in 2022.

    both women with hair in a tight bun and wearing very military style clothing

    3. Miss Honey was played by Embeth Davidtz in 1996 and Lashana Lynch in 2022.

    1996 actor with short hair played by a white actor and 2022 in a cardigan and dress played by a Black actor

    4. Mr. Wormwood was played by Danny DeVito in 1996 and Stephen Graham in 2022.

    1996 with a balding head and short sleeve and tie and 2022 character with a full head of hair and vest and tie over a long sleeve button-down

    5. Mrs. Wormwood was played by Rhea Perlman in 1996 and Andrea Riseborough in 2022.

    1996 actor with short curly hair and 2022 character with long curly hair, both in extravagant outfits

    6. Lavender was played by Kiami Davael in 1996 and Rei Yamauchi Fulker in 2022.

    1996 Lavender played by a Black actor with glasses and 2022 Lavender played by a white actor with hair slicked back into a pony

    7. Amanda Thripp was played by Jacqueline Steiger in 1996 Winter Jarrett-Glasspool in 2022.

    both wearing long blonde braided pigtails

    8. Bruce Bogtrotter was played by Jimmy Karz in 1996 and Charlie Hodson-Prior in 2022.

    1996 bruce with brown wavy hair and 2022 bruce with  blue eyes and red hair

    9. Hortensia was played by Kira Spencer Hesser in 1996 and Meesha Garbett in 2022.

    1996 character in a plaid dress and 2022 character with a bangs and a beret over a short bob wearing a school uniform

    10. Finally, Mrs. Phelps was played by Jean Speegle Howard in 1996 and Sindhu Vee in 2022.

    1996 Phelps played by an older white actor with short grey hair and 2022 Phelps played by an Indian actor wearing a scarf headband over a long black hair