Unrecognizable! Child Actors Who Grew Up and Changed a Lot

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Let’s find out how the most famous child actors from films and TV shows of the 1990’s and 2000’s live now, and check whether you learn them in adulthood?

Emma Watson

Hermione Granger is one of the most memorable characters in the Harry Potter film series. Hermione, performed by actress Emma Watson, won the hearts of millions of fans, and eventually turned into a very attractive young girl. The cocky girl with a shock of unruly hair is hardly recognized in this beautiful young lady.

After filming was completed, Emma began searching for her cup of tea, took up education, participated in charitable activities, but eventually returned to acting.

Now Emma continues to act in films: one of the last films with her participation - Little women - was nominated for "Oscar". More that that, in the near future, Watson is to appear in the film Napoleon and Betsy.

Matthew Lewis

The Harry Potter sags brought worldwide fame to another child actor. Matthew Lewis was 11, when he first appeared on screen as comical and chubby Neville Longbottom. Over the course of the eight films in the franchise, we’ve watched the character grow and how Neville transforms from an ungainly teenager to a likeable young man.

However, a noticeable change in Matthew’s appearance occurred after the completion of filming: the actor straightened his teeth, began to exercise regularly. As a result, Lewis was even invited in skimpy ads for Hugo Boss.

Now Matthew continues to appear periodically on the screen. One of the last projects with his participation is Me Before You, in which his partner in the shooting was Emilia Clarke.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is a star of the 2000s. Projects with her participation – The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Mean girls – still enjoy the love of the audience. First of all, thanks to the charming and talented Lindsay.

Unfortunately, in the future, Lohan's career began to decline: the girl began to have health problems and alcohol addiction, the actress has abused plastic surgery and eventually changed beyond recognition.

Now Lindsay Lohan is rarely seen on the screen, but still becomes the heroine of gossip columns due to her outrageous behavior. However, loyal fans continue to wait for new exciting projects with her participation.

Alexa PenaVega

The Spy Kids trilogy is a great example of what a movie for the whole family should be. Over the course of three films, the audience watched the adventures of the boy Juni and his sister Carmen, played by actress Alexa PenaVega.

After the trilogy was completed, Alexa changed so much that Vanity Fair magazine named her the sexiest young actress of 2003. The actress was invited to play in a theatrical play, and then PenaVega participated in several rating serials.

Now the actress is married, the couple has two sons, but PenaVega continues to be active in movies and TV series.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin is one of the most successful child actors in history. Two films from the series Home Alone with his participation became a real hit and are annually broadcast around the world on the eve of the Christmas holidays. In 1994, for his role in the comedy Richie Rich Culkin got $ 8 million.

However, the actor's further career did not develop. He started having problems with alcohol and hard drugs. Because of this, there was a gap between Culkin and Mila Kunis, with whom the actor dated for eight years.

Now the media reports that Macaulay was able to overcome his addiction, trying to lead a healthy life style and change. Over the past two years, Culkin has appeared in several projects, including TV series Dollface.

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki made his first film appearance at the age of six. Among his projects areDr. Doolittle and the TV series Jerry Maguire. But it was the role in the family comedy Stuart Little that brought the young actor the real worldwide fame. Jonathan played the role of the boy George, who was remembered by the audience for his chubby cheeks and huge glasses.

Now Jonathan is hardly recognizable. The actor takes care of himself, is in good shape and keeps on acting in films and serials.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen is well known to the audience through her controversial role in the TV series Gossip Girl. However, even earlier, the actress starred in the Christmas comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Even very attentive viewers couldn’t immediately guess that the role of Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl is performed by that sweet girl from The Grinch. After starring in the TV series, Taylor focused on her career as a singer: she is the leader of the rock band The Pretty Reckless and has matured since Gossip Girl.

Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore is best known for his roles in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisibles and The Spiderwick Chronicles. He plays brave and courageous heroes, and the audience is very fond of the type of Freddie’s characters.

Now the actor has changed a lot, matured and began to take up more serious and deeper roles. The series The Good Doctor with his participation gained popularity among viewers and good reviews from critics. Highmore played the role of a brilliant doctor with savant’s syndrome - his deeply developed character became a real gem of the project.


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