Miss Honey from Matilda makes cute TikTok appearance to acknowledge her bisexual fans


Miss Honey from Matilda might be an outright icon anyway, but the actress who played her, Embeth Davidtz, has made a cute appearance on TikTok to acknowledge her bisexual fans. 

Embeth, 55, who played the caring teacher who took Matilda (Mara Wilson) under her wing and eventually adopted her, made a surprise appearance on her daughter’s TikTok account. 

Her daughter Charlotte Sloane shared a video where she ‘duetted’ with a fan of the 1996 movie, which has been dubbed a ‘queer classic’. 

The fan shared a video of herself with the writing: ‘My mum to me when I was younger: Why do you keep watching Matilda over and over again??’

As the song in the background (Accidentally In Love by Counting Crows) plays the lyrics: ‘I don’t know, well maybe I’m in love’, photos of Miss Honey pop up on the screen… just as the real Miss Honey pops up next to Charlotte. 

Fans took over Twitter to share their excitement at Miss Honey’s appearance, tweeting: ‘miss honeys daughter posting this is the best thing to come out of 2020’. 

Others added: ‘IS THAT MISS F**KING HONEY’ and ‘I could never tell if I wanted to marry her or be adopted by her. Miss Honey is definitely a queer awakening character.’

Matilda is set to get a live-action remake, and Jodie Comer has been tipped for the role of Miss Honey in the new adaptation, according to Lad Bible.

I could never tell if I wanted to marry her or be adopted by her. Miss Honey is definitely a queer awakening character.

— KendrahWithAnH ðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆâœŠ (@KendrahWithAnH) September 23, 2020

The children’s classic, based on the Roald Dahl book, also had a hugely popular musical stage show version created by Tim Minchin, which is what the upcoming Netflix-backed adaptation will be based from.

While the majority of the casting remains to be confirmed, so far Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes has signed up to star as the fearsome Trunchbull.

For those who grew up on the original version, however, there can only be one Miss Honey and that’s Embeth Davidtz.

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