Here's what the cast of the 'Princess Diaries' movies look like 17 years later

Here's what the cast of the 'Princess Diaries' movies look like 17 years later

In between crimping tools, butterfly clips and all the sartorial mistakes, the 00's were a special time for pop culture. There was Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen - and their European adventures that we vicariously lived through - and then the rom-coms, which were arguably the best of the genre.

I mean, who could forget Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story, or Reese Witherspoon playing the not-so-dumb-blonde in Legally Blonde? Personally, however, I don't think anything beats the makeover scene in The Princess Diaries, or the film itself for that matter. It was Anne Hathaway's breakout role, and saw her star as frizzy-haired klutz, Mia Thermopolis, who has Julie Andrews inform her that she's heir to a small European country known as Genovia.

Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, not for Mia, who just wanted to get through high school unscathed, and perhaps with Josh Bryant as her boyfriend. The majority of us were always rooting for Michael Moscovitz, however. He was the smart, goofy older brother of Mia's best friend, Lily, and ticked all of the boxes: he played in a band, had a penchant for pizza with M&M's as a topping, and not to mention the fact that he saw Mia when she was "invisible".

17 years later, here's what the cast of The Princess Diaries looks like now...

Mia Thermopolis - Anne Hathaway 

Queen Clarisse Renaldi - Julie Andrews 

Michael Moscovitz - Robert Schwartzman

 Josh Bryant - Erik von Detten

Lana Thomas - Mandy Moore 

Lily Moscovitz - Heather Matarazzo

Mrs. Gupta - Sandra Oh

Joseph - Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizando Credit: Getty

Well, don't you feel old now?