Most of us have fond memories of the movies from our childhood, especially those in which the protagonists were children just like us.
You watch them in a movie franchise or a T.V. series, and sometimes the producers try very hard to hide the fact the actors are rapidly outgrowing the characters they’re supposed to play.
Next thing you know, they move on to different projects and, boom! They’re all grown up, sophisticated, and, yes, hot!
When did that happen? What have I missed?
Let’s have a look at famous child actors who grew up in front of our eyes, and we hardly noticed.
10 Emma Watson
For the Harry Potter generation, Emma Watson will always be the 12-year old nerdy Hermione Granger.
When you see her at a movie premiere, she’s so sexy and feminine, and all grown up, it makes you wanna scream, ‘Hey, what did you do to Hermione?‘
9 Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is the little girl who made us cry with her superb performance in I Am Sam. She was just 7, can you imagine?
She was the youngest nominee for a SAG award in Hollywood history. It took us some time to get used to the idea she isn’t seven anymore, although she’s an even more accomplished actress today. Even her little sister, Ella, is all grown up today and quite hot.
8 Thomas Brodie-Sangster
The boy who made our hearts melt with his performance in the 2003 hit movie Love is no longer a kid.
After an appearance in Game of Thrones, where he played Jojen Reed, Thomas Brodie-Sangster stirred his performance in the highly-acclaimed series The Queen’s Gambit.
And there’s no trace of the little boy we knew so well left in him, but he’s entirely a handsome young man.
7 Ariana Richards
Jurassic Park is a classical movie, and many of us will always remember the blonde little girl, Lex. Ariana Richards was 13 when she was cast in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster.
Wonder whatever happened to her? She’s left showbiz almost 20 years ago and dedicated herself to painting. If you think Lex was cute, look at Ariana now.