was Mary this week in the Netherlands for a reunion with Inger Nilsson (Pippi Longstocking) and Pär Sundberg (Tommy), organised by two Pippi-fans and the newspaper AD. It was some blinking of the eyes when the three childhood heroes in arrivals hall 1 at Schiphol airport were. Especially Maria appeared to have changed almost beyond recognition: they came by wheelchair through the swing doors. The former kindactrice is has become so heavy that they no longer can walk.
In Rotterdam, met the stars of yesteryear two fans, Heleen Bosma and Marjan Tulp, who recently crowdfundingsactie have set up. They were touched by an interview with Inger Nilsson, who told me that they just had earned at the world-famous tv series. Tulip: “That's not to believe? The actors from the Harry Potter movies have been a millionaire, but our childhood heroes have only a pocket money.” Tulip and Bosma took eventually 26.000 euros. That amount – that may still be up because the action is extended to 30 april – will be divided among the three actors.