Being a child celebrity can’t be easy. When other kids of the same age are having fun riding bicycles, playing games, skateboarding, and having sleepover at a classmate’s house, those growing up on the silver screen have to deal with seemingly endless hours of memorizing script and wearing clothes they probably don’t like.
Let us not forget that the whole world including paparazzi is watching and always around the corner. That being said, acting is a rewarding profession.
If you start the acting career early on and happen to play a main role in a popular movie or TV series, chances are you have a sizable steady income for the foreseeable future.
Some child actors choose a different line of work as they grow up, while many others prefer to stay in the jobs and become actors as adults.
Not only do they retain the celebrity status, but also transform their somewhat awkward appearance on screen into eye-catching s*xiness. Here are just to name a few.
10 Emma Watson
Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, Emma Watson – at least in her early acting career – was pretty much awkward and studious.
As years went on, the world has come to realize that there is simply much more to Watson than Hermione.
When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (which is the first installment of the entire series) came out in 2001, Watson was only 11 years old.
It has been almost two decades since then, and Watson has become a true beauty all around.
9 Demi Lovato
The popular TV show Barney & Friends once featured Demi Lovato alongside Selena Gomez. The former was often seen sporting glasses, braces, and a notable degree of awkwardness.
She went on to appear on Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and her own series Sonny with a Chance not long after.
As Lovato grew up, many of her personal troubles have been well-documented by the media, but that never stopped her legion of fans from loving and adoring the s*xy pop singer.
8 Jonathan Lipnicki
From the movie Stuart Little and Jerry Maguire, we all know a child actor named Jonathan Lipnicki. Now you all remember him as the cute kid with a pair of glasses and charming smile.
Thanks to his prominent awkward looks and personality, Lipnicki was then often cast as a typical lonely kid with very few friends in other movies.
He has gone through a remarkable transformation growing up, however. The same Jonathan Lipnicki is now a muscular s*xy young man that just cannot fail to impress anyone.
7 Abigail Breslin
The adorably awkward Olive Hoover from Little Miss Sunshine was played by none other than Abigail Breslin.
While we cannot say for sure if young Breslin actually was also an awkward girl, the role she played in the movie did catch some attentions and earn critical acclaims.
What we know for sure is that Breslin now cannot be further disassociated with the Olive Hoover character she played a long time ago. She is now a professional model who can easily win a beauty pageant.