Miss Jennifer Honey is the deuteragonist of the novel Matilda and its 1996 film adaptation. She is the daughter of Magnus Honey and the niece of Agatha Trunchbull. She is a school teacher at Crunchem Hall. In the film, she becomes the principal after Trunchbull disappears while in the novel, Mr. Trilby succeeds Trunchbull as the new headmaster.
Miss Jennifer Honey is a kind and affectionate person who, despite her past, is kind to her students and everyone around her. She notices Matilda's talent and tries to convey this to the Trunchbull and Matilda's parents, despite their refusal to acknowledge this. Also, being able to sympathize with Matilda's burden of living with a family that doesn't appreciate her, Miss Honey acts as an emotional support and a guardian for Matilda. Matilda promises not to say anything to embarrassa Miss Honey she is also 31 years old
Behind the ScenesEdit
In the filmEdit
She is portrayed by Embeth Davidtz in the film. She was very lonely due to the loss of her father when she was five, and her rude and controlling aunt. Her aunt, Miss Trunchbull, is evil and, when Miss Honey was nine, subjected her to unspeakable emotional abuse until she finally ran away.
Miss Honey is a very sweet and beautiful person inside out
- Miss Honey is similar to James Henry Trotter from James and the Giant Peach. They were both raised by cruel aunts. Both are orphaned.
- In the novel, Miss Honey wears glasses, but not in the film (except in one minor instance when she was trying to solve Matilda's math problem of 13 times 379).