The young stars from your favourite childhood fantasy movies are all grown up now

The young stars from your favourite childhood fantasy movies are all grown up now

We all have a penchant for indulging in a bit of nostalgia from time to time; whether that's revisiting your favourite childhood movie or spending a little bit too long poring over old family photographs, you can't deny that it's great to feel like a child again.

As such, instead of hashtag-adulting, us grown men and women spend not insignificant amounts of time talking about our favourite song, or boyband from back in the day and cringing over the way we used to wear our hair and apply our eyeshadow. It's a lot of fun talking about all of the veritable sartorial disasters we had back in the day, I mean, who are you if you didn't wear butterfly clips in your hair as a teenage girl in the nineties?

One of my favourite pastimes, however, is to re-watch all of the movies which I loved as a teen. As a fan of the fantasy genre, the mid-to-late Noughties was a goldmine of delights. There was A series of Unfortunate Events, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Family and of course, Pan's Labyrinth.

And just like us, our pre-pubescent crushes from these movies are all grown up. So let's indulge in a little nostalgia and see what they look like now, shall we?

1. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Violet - Emily Browning 

Credit: Nickelodean Pictures & Paramount Pictures

2. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Klaus - Liam Aiken 

Credit: Twitter & Getty

3. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Sunny - Kara and Shelby Hoffman 

Credit: Nikelodean Pictures & Heart Magazine

4. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 

Charlie Bucket - Freddie Highmore 

Credit: Twitter & Wikipedia

5. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 

Augustus Gloop - Philip Wiegratz 

Credit: Wikipedia & Tumblr

6. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 

Mike Teavee - Jordan Fry 

Credit: Twitter & Wikepedia

7. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory 

Veruca Salt - Julia Winter 

Credit: Nikelodean Pictures & Wikepedia

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Violet Beauregarde - AnnaSophia Robb

Credit: Nikelodean Pictures & Getty

 9. Pan's Labyrinth

Ofelia - Ivana Baquero 

Credit: Twitter

10. Golden Compass 

Lyra - Dakota Blue Richards 

Credit: Twitter & Alchetron

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