Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling's fantastical world of witchcraft and wizardry, a little girl called Matilda Wormwood was already standing out from the crowd, enthusiastically experimenting with magical powers and honing her telekinetic gifts in secret. Remind yourselves of what wonderful things she could do with just the power of her mind:
You can't argue that Matilda's abilities were incredibly unique, and had we revisited her story just a few years later, it's highly likely that we would have probably witnessed her hopping aboard the steaming Hogwarts Express en-route to one of the most prestigious schools of magic in the world.
Now, Mara Wilson, the actress that brought to life Roald Dahl's Matilda in the 1996 movie adaptation, knows this only too well. And recently, she took to Twitter to suggest what it would have been like if Matilda enrolled at Hogwarts, imagining a wonderful collision of wizarding worlds!
Let's see what she had to say:
1. Matilda would have grown up to be Hermione
I totally see it. Both love to read, both have magical powers and are fantastic role models for girls and boys everywhere. Plus, the Dursleys are basically a less colorful version of the Wormwoods, aren't they?
2. She would have been sorted into Gryffindor
For her courage, kindness and determination, Matilda would have been sorted into Gryffindor, though Ravenclaw would have also been a strong option.
3. And although she probably wouldn't have been friends with Harry, Ron and Hermione, she would admire them from afar
Because Matilda would have been older, she wouldn't have been in their group, but would have appreciated them from a distance as her fellow Gryffindors.
Wouldn't it be awesome if all this was true? Now all we need is for J. K. Rowling to get involved and chip in with her thoughts on all of the above!