When she started filming matilda, her mom was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer.
matilda hits the hipster list because it was chosen by hipster parents Heath and Michelle.
All these years later, Mara is still mistaken for matilda or called matilda by fans.
fem. proper name, from French Mathilde, of Germanic origin, literally "mighty in battle;" cf. Old High German Mahthilda, from mahti "might, power" + hildi "battle," from Proto-Germanic *hildiz "battle," from PIE *kel- (1) "to strike, cut." The name also was late 19c. Australian slang for "a traveller's bundle or swag," hence the expression waltzing Matilda "to travel on foot" (by 1889).
In my electorate nearly every man you meet who is not "waltzing Matilda" rides a bicycle. ["Parliamentary Debates," Australia, 1907]The lyrics of the song of that name, sometimes called the unofficial Australian national anthem, are said to date to 1893.