The newly announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire that is in the works will probably be short at least one cast member from the original film. Mara Wilson, who played Robin Williams' youngest daughter in the film, took to Twitter on Thursday (April 17th) to address her involvement. She wrote, "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I. I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now. Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end. I'm glad I had the chance to be in it, and I'm proud of what we did, but I don't see how we could do it again. There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry. They haven't asked me to be in it, and I think it would be weird if they did! I don't act much and am not a cute little kid anymore. I loved being in Doubtfire, and I'm grateful every day I had that experience. I met my sister-for-life Lisa there. I had a great time. But I don't think a sequel makes sense plotwise, and I don't think there'd be a part for me even if I did still act and was interested." Wilson previously discussed her decision to quit acting to Us Weekly saying, "Film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director's eyes, you 'get it right', does not allow for very much creative freedom. The best times I had on film sets were the times the director let me express myself, but those were rare." TMZ spoke with Matthew Lawrence, who played Robin's son in the 1993 comedy, who told the website, "Of course I would be on board. I hope they make the second as good as the first. The first was so good." Lisa Jakub, who played the eldest daughter Lydia, wrote on her Facebook page, "No one involved with the movie has contacted me and I don't know any more than you do about the details. Lots of people are asking if I would do it - and my answer is a really solid "I don't know." It's really hard to comment on something you have no information about. I'm not sure if my character would still be hanging out with the rest of the Hillards. I'm pretty sure Lydia would be a lawyer, living in some remote part of the world, defending the downtrodden and sneering at the bad guys."
Good news for boaters heading into the holiday weekend. Chelan County PUD spokeswoman Suzanne Hartman says Spring runoff has helped increase river flows, meaning the river levels are rising enough to allow for boat launch accessibility. The two public boat launches now open are: Riverfront Park at the base of Orondo Avenue near Pybus Market and the launch at Wenatchee Confluence State Park in Olds Station. Hartman says boaters need to be aware of the possibility for changing river levels, which could change quickly. Also, inspect any boat ramp to be sure you can safely launch your boat. She says the District is looking into ways to keep boat launches open throughout the summer if river levels drop as a result of the Wanapum Dam situation.