From Emma Watson to Dylan and Cole Sprouse, here's what your favourite child actors look like now...
Most of us grew up with them and more of us than we care to admit used to spend our childhoods wishing we were them (hello, who didn’t want those flying shoes from Spy Kids?!). But what ever did happen to our favourite child star actors?
Remember nervous little Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter? With his red chubby cheeks, wonky teeth and nervous stammer? Well what if we told you that Matthew Lewis has grown up to become one of the biggest heart-throbs walking the planet?
How about Hermione? Sure, we all know that at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two her and Ron FINALLY got together (better late than never). And die hard fans of the franchise will be able to find out what everyone’s favourite couple are up to 19 years later, in J K Rowling’s play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But what about Emma Watson? As it turns out, her and her on screen persona have more in come than you might think.
Speaking of Hermione, whatever happened to her first love? The dishy Durmstrang Viktor Krum who popped up in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Would you believe he’s now 31? And looking COMPLETELY different?
It’s not all about the cast of Harry Potter, though. We were recently shocked to discover what Phoebe’s triplets in Friends look like today (HINT: they’ve grown up a lot). And of course there’s also the question of what Ross’s son Ben is up to these days (did you know he was played by TWO rather famous twins?).
Speaking of child actors who found fame on popular TV shows, you’ll never guess what Mirada and Steve’s baby Brady from Sex and the City looks like now. Or what he recently revealed about our favourite TV show in a recent interview.
Scroll through the gallery below to find out the answer to all of these questions and find out what your other favourite child actors are up to these days..
Madison De La Garza isn’t only the half sister of Demi Lovato. She also starred as Eva Longoria’s daughter Juanita Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2008.
Now aged 14 the young actress is growing quite the Instagram following, often posting to campaign for the prevention of bullying and other worthy causes.
Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara flew onto our screens as Carmen and Juni Cortez back in 2002. But where are our favourite spy kids today?
Alexa married actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr in 2014 and earlier this year the couple announced that they are expecting their first child, a baby boy. Since Spy Kids the now 28-years-old actress appeared in a number of other projects, including the popular American TV show Nashville.
Daryl Sabara has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Wizards of Waverly Place, The Polar Express and guest starring as a judge on American’s Most Talented Kids.
Abigail Breslin found her claim to fame when she appeared alongside Mel Gibson in the 2002 Sci-Fi Mystery, Signs. In 2006 Abigail starred in Little Miss Sunshine, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Now 20, Abigail has landed her first regular television series role as she portrays Chanel #5. She is also due to star as Baby in the TV Movie remake of Dirty Dancing.
Stanislav Ianevski is known for playing the role of Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
11 years after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and it’s safe to say Victor Krum is all grown up. The minds of fans all over the globe were blown when this photo of Stanislav appeared on Instagram. What would Hermione say?
Joseph Pupo melted hearts up and down the nation when he portrayed the role of Brady Hobbes in Sex and the City from 2008.
Joseph was last seen in the 2010 Sex and the City Movie, and it’s fair to say he’s grown up quite a lot since then. Joseph recently took part in a video interview with YouTube stars Sas Goldberg and Jake Wilson, where it emerged that he’s never even watched everyone’s favourite show. We imagine Miranda would not be pleased.
In 2001 Emma Watson shot to fame as everyone’s favourite witch after she was cast for the role of Hermione Granger in the infamous Harry Potter movie series.
In 2014 Emma was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and is often seen campaigning for gender equality as part of the HeForShe campaign she helped launch. Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Emma has also graduated from Brown University and starred in a number of other titles, including The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring.
Most people recognise Dylan and Cole Sprouse for playing Zack and Cody in Disney’s Suite Life of Zack & Cody. But did you know they also played Ben Geller in Friends? Mind. Blown.
Dylan and Cole both put their acting careers on hold to attend New York University between 2011-2015. Both have confirmed they still wish to pursue a career in front of the camera.
Freddie Highmore rose to fame in 2004 after he starred in Finding Neverland and Five Children and It. Just a year later he was offered the role of Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, alongside Johnny Depp.
Now 24, Freddie has most recently been seen playing Norman Bates in the drama-thriller series Bates Motel. He also starred alongside Emma Roberts in 2011’s The Art of Getting By.
English actor William Moseley is best known for his role as Peter Pevensie in 2005’s The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, which also starred Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy and Liam Neeson.
These days William is known for his portrayal of Prince Liam in the original E! series The Royals, in which he stars alongside Elizabeth Hurley and Alexandra Park.
Matthew Lewis starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as fellow Gryffindor student Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series.
Good old Neville Longbottom went on to prove that puberty can be kind to all, and Matthew has cemented himself as one of the biggest heart-throbs out there.
Who knew that before she was Gossip Girl’s Jenny Humphrey, Taylor played little Cindy Lou Who in Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
These days Taylor is the lead singer and frontwoman for rock band The Pretty Reckless.
Who doesn’t know Macaulay Culkin for his role of bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister in the iconic Christmas film, Home Alone? Macaulay went on to star in Uncle Buck, My Girl and The Good Son, to name a few.
These days Macaulay is dating his former All My Children co-star, following his break up with Mila Kunis.