HOLD onto your tiaras – The Princess Diaries turns 20 this year.
The Disney teen flick was filmed in 2001 with a cast full of fresh faces and respected actors alike.
Heather Matarazzo, Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore on the set of The Princess Diaries[/caption]
The film – starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews – follows a nerdy teenage girl who discovers she is the heir to the throne of a faraway land.
But since then, some of the main characters have gone on to enjoy glittering Hollywood careers while others have shied from the limelight.
From Oscars to hallucinogenic drug ceremonies, we revisit the cast and see what they’ve been up to since.
Anne Hathaway, 38
After some TV roles, Anne Hathaway’s big break was playing geeky Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries.
But after filming its sequel, the actress moved into more grown up roles in Brokeback Mountain and a magazine intern in 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.
Anne Hathaway as geeky Mia in The Princess Diaries[/caption]
Recently revealed she was only cast in the fashionable role after eight other actresses turned it down.
She said: “I was the ninth choice for Devil Wears Prada.
“But I got it! Hang in there, never give up.”
But just as her career was taking off, she was hit by a huge set back in her love life.
Her real estate tycoon boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was sentenced to four and a half year’s jail time after defrauding investors out of $50million in 2008.
Shocked Anne had to hand back all the jewellery the Italian had bought her – and ended the relationship.
But the tide started to turn for the actress after she won an Oscar for her performance as Fantine in the 2012 version of Les Miserables.
Glamourous Anne won an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables in 2012[/caption]
Most recently she starred in a terrifying 2020 remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches and this year in coronavirus-themed diamond heist Locked Down.
She now lives in New York with her actor husband Adam Schulman and two sons, Jonathan and Jack.
In 2019, she revealed one day a third Princess Diaries film will happen.
She said: “There is a script. I want to do it. Julie wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it.
“We all really want it to happen.
“It’s just we don’t want to do it unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it.
“It’s as important to us as it is to you and we don’t want to deliver anything until it’s ready, but we’re working on it.”
Julie Andrews, 85
Famed for starring as Maria in The Sound of Music, Julie appeared to have retired in 2001.
The actress had laid low after a botched operation on her vocal chords in 1997 had left the soprano unable to sing.
Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse alongside Anne Hathaway[/caption]
Julie said: “When I woke up from an operation to remove a cyst on my vocal cord, my singing voice was gone.
“I went into a depression. It felt like I’d lost my identity.”
Her role as Queen Clarisse in The Princess Diaries saw her return to her first Disney film since Mary Poppins – filming on the same soundstage as the 1964 film.
Andrews sang publicly for the first time since surgery in The 2004 Princess Diaries sequel.
Following the two films, Julie has stuck to mostly voice acting with roles in animated and children’s hits Shrek 2, Despicable Me and Enchanted.
Last year, she provided the voiceover for Lady Whistledown in Netflix period drama Bridgerton.
Julie’s latest role has been narrating Netflix hit Bridgerton[/caption]
She now lives in Long Island New York and has a podcast Julie’s Library with her daughter Emma Walton.
Heather Matarazzo, 38
Actress Heather had already starred in Scream 3, The Devil’s Advocate and indie film Welcome to the Dollhouse before playing Mia’s best friend Lilly.
She told in 2015 how she still had fond memories of the film – but admits she has struggled to find roles since.
Heather as geeky Lilly in the teen romcom[/caption]
After filming the movie’s sequel, Heather came out as gay – ignoring the warnings she was given by Hollywood.
She said: “I was told I’d be ruining my career, but what’s a career if I have to hide who I am.
“I remember feeling so welcomed by my fellow queers when I came out.”
Heather married her comedian girlfriend, Heather Turman, in 2018.
After appearing in horror film Hostel II in 2007, Heather told The Guardian how she hit rock bottom after months of failed auditions.
She said: “I don’t know if I took a step back from Hollywood, or Hollywood took a step back from me.
“I was like, what kind of sick and twisted universe is this? The fact that I’m still here is a miracle in itself.”
On her therapist’s advice, she travelled to Costa Rica to experiment with hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca.
She said: “I had come to the point where I was like, if this doesn’t work, I don’t know what I am going to do.”
She is due to appear in a new Scream movie with Neve Campbell which is lined up for release in 2022.
Mandy Moore, 36
Teen pop star Mandy Moore landed her first major film role playing high school bully Lana in The Princess Diaries.
Her hit Candy had already reached the top ten in the UK charts but Mandy moved into acting with a small role in Doctor Dolittle 2.
Mandy Moore as bad girl Lana in the first Princess Diaries film[/caption]
In 2010, she voiced the role of Rapunzel in the 2010 Disney box office success Tangled.
In 2015, her six-year marriage to musician Ryan Adams fell apart after Mandy claimed the musician was allegedly emotionally abusive.
Mandy said in 2019: “His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time – my entire mid-to-late 20s.”
After her divorce, the starlet won a golden globe for Amazon Prime series This Is Us and last year she released her seventh album Silver Landings.
Sandra Oh, 49
Canadian actress Sandra Oh electrified our screens in BBC Three drama Killing Eve along with Jodie Comer.
Before The Princess Diaries, the actress had roles in Rowan Atkinson movie Bean and Daryl Hannah stripper film Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
Sandra Oh played vice principal Gupta in the 2001 movie[/caption]
But in movie, she played high school vice principal Gupta who fawns over Julie Andrews’s character, The Queen.
Last year, she admitted she hadn’t seen the film since it came out on Graham Norton’s BBC One chat show.
But her character’s “the Queen is coming” line became a TikTok trend last year – with fans recreating the scene on the video app.
Sandra won a Golden Globe for her role in Killing Eve in 2019[/caption]
After the film’s success, Oh went on to play Dr Cristina Yang in Grey’s anatomy from 2005 to 2014.
She won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award in 2019 for her role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve.
Last month, Sandra confirmed the BBC Three series would return for a fourth series – which would be its last.
Erik Von Detten, 38
Anne Hathaway’s love interest in the film Josh was played by Erik Von Detten.
The actor – who voiced Sid in Toy Story 3 – has left acting to work in sales.
Erik von Detten played high school lothario Josh in The Princess Diaries[/caption]
He told E! Online: “The fickle nature of employment as an actor just wasn’t consistent enough for me.
“Luckily, simultaneously when things started to slow down in acting in my early 20s, another opportunity presented itself for me with a company that I started working with at age 25.
“And I’ve been with that company ever since.”
He does amateur theatre in Santa Monica, California where he lives with his wife Angela and two-year-old daughter.
He confessed his Princess Diaries notoriety has helped score his real estate agent wife some business deals
“I think it helps business—and she gets a kick out of it.”
Hector Elizondo, 84
Elizondo was good friends with both Princess Diaries films’ late director Garry Marshall – who produced Happy Days and Mork and Mindy.
Before 2004, Elizondo had starred in most of Garry’s films including Julia Roberts and Richard Gere blockbusters.
Hector Elizondo as Anne Hathaway’s security guard Joe in The Princess Diaries[/caption]
He was even nominated for a Golden Globe for his hotel manager role in Pretty Woman in 1991.
In the Princess Diaries films, he played Joe, the royal security guard and later Julie Andrews’ love interest.
In 2011, he was cast in Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing in the US as
The series – aired on Fox in the States – is currently airing its ninth and final season.
Now in his eighties, Hector Elizondo is in the cast of US sitcom Last Man Standing[/caption]
Elizondo has said he’d like to take part in a reboot in the Princess Diaries – but with a female director after Marshall’s death in 2016.
He said: “We don’t have enough of them. That would be nice.”
Robert Schwartzman, 38
Born into a famous filmmaking family, Robert is nephew to Francis Ford Coppola and cousin to Nicholas Cage.
His younger brother is Grand Budapest Hotel and Fargo actor Jason Schwartzman.
Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo and Robert Schwartzman on the set of The Princess Diaries[/caption]
In the Princess Diaries he plays Lilly’s big brother and Mia’s crush Michael Moscovitz.
After the film, his high school band Rooney was signed to Interscope Records and he opened for Weezer and The Strokes.
The band even had a cameo in teen drama series The OC in 2004.
In the sequel Mia’s love interest was replaced by Chris Pine who played Nicholas – as Robert was busy touring.
He said: “I remember getting a call because I was on the road.
“I was on tour and then they were like, ‘Well, we’ll just say he’s on tour. He’s in his van.’ And that was it.”
But while enjoying a music career, Schwatrzman also dabbled in directing.
Robert Schwartzman on stage with his band Rooney in 2016[/caption]
He wrote, directed and starred in movie Dreamland in 2016 and released romcom The Argument last year.
But the indie director said he’d still love to take part in a Princess Diaries reunion.
He said: “We were high schoolers in this movie, but that movie has a life. It lives on.
“It’s hard to find things sometimes, but I think I ended up in a movie that has had longevity. I feel fortunate about that.”
Caroline Goodall, 61
Despite her American accent in The Princess Diaries, actress Caroline is in fact British-Australian.
She enjoyed a UK theatre career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before heading to Hollywood.
She was chosen by Steven Spielberg to play Moira Banning alongside Robin Williams in 1991 film Hook.
Caroline Goodall as Mia’s mother in The Princess Diaries[/caption]
Two years later, the legendary director then cast her as Emilie Schindler in the Oscar winning film Schindler’s List.
In the Princess Diaries, she starred as Anne Hathaway’s mother Helen Thermopolis O’Connell – who kept her royalty secret from her daughter.
The actress said she looks back on her early career and feels nostalgic.
She said: “I do think the 90s was in hindsight one of the ‘golden ages’ of movie making and I was so, so lucky to be a part of that.
“The Princess Diaries was made at the tail end of that era. And then we went digital.”
But since The Princess Diaries, her career has not tailed off.
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In 2015, she starred with Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker and the year after in the true story A Street Cat named Bob.
She also landed a small part playing a friend of the Queen Mother, lady Doris, in the first season of The Crown.
She has now turned her hand to producing – working on Brian Cox film The Bay of Silence last year.