Matilda’s School Friend Lavander Grew up and Here’s What She’s like 20 Years after the Movie
Posted on Aug 24, 2016
We all remember this cute little girl from "Matilda." We saw her in the movie 20 years ago, but we had no idea what she was up to today. Take a look at these pics to find out!
1. The Poster
Remember this poster? Ah, the memories! Such a good childhood movie!
2. Roald Dahl
Actually, Roald Dahl wrote Matilda and the movie was based on it.
3. The Story
It was about an extremely smart little girl.
Her parents didn't like it very much that she was so smart.
5. And She Had a Friend
Our story is actually about this little girl, Matilda's friend. To be exact, it's about the little girl who played the character of Matilda's friend.
Lavander was the name of Matilda's best friend.
7. Kiami Davael
Lavander was portrayed by Kiami Davael. Here she is today!
8. Look at the Difference!
Take a look at the pictures of Kiami, 20 years apart.
9. Child Actor
So, what did she do in the meantime? Did she continue to act?
10. After Matilda
She had a few roles after Lavander in Matilda, but they weren't as popular.
11. But She's Very Successful!
She has a degree in psychology and has worked as a model. She's also a singer-songwriter!
12. Still Working
She hasn't given up the job in show business and she acts occasionally.
13. Is She Being Recognized in the Streets?
Probably not, it's been 20 years after all.
If you give her Lavander's glasses, you can still see it's her!
15. What Did Davael Say About Her Character?
"Originally the character wasn’t quite what I look like. I think she was more supposed to be white but I’m not 100% sure. She wasn’t black, I know that much."
16. Character Development
"But we thought we’d go for it anyway because she was a precocious, smart child but also very intuitive and curious. And that was me."
Here's Matilda! Matilda and Lavander are good friends in real life, too.
18. Danny DeVito
You can see the whole cast, after so many years. And you can see Danny DeVito, too.
19. At the End
Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy Lavander and Matilda once again!