Matilda star Lashana Lynch opened up about the first time she discovered that Miss Honey was considered an LGBTQ+ icon. If you’re a fan of author Roald Dahl or grew up in the 90s, chances are you’ve heard of Matilda.
The story, which was initially released in 1988, follows the titular character – a bright and studios young girl – as she deals with her emotionally abusive home life, the devious Miss Agatha Trunchbull and her newfound telekinetic power.
Fortunately, Matilda’s tumultuous journey is made a little easier by her school teacher Miss Honey, the only adult in her life who cares about her and supports her gifted abilities.
Since its release, Matilda and its creative story have continued to captivate audiences worldwide, resulting in a 1996 film adaptation and West End musical.