How have the actors and actresses of cult romantic comedies changed over the years?

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in "13 Going on 30".

In 2004, the romantic movie "13 Going on 30" premiered. Jennifer Garner portrayed a girl named Jenna and Mark Ruffalo played her best friend Matt. Over the eighteen years since then, both actors have changed and become even more successful. Jennifer has dedicated much of the past few years to raising children while Mark continues to delight his fans with new projects - he has been playing Bruce Banner in Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite some time now. In 2022, these co-stars reunited on the set of "Project Adam", alongside Ryan Reynolds.

Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders - "How I Met Your Mother"

In 2005, the first series of the humorous show "How I Met Your Mother" was released. Throughout nine seasons, viewers watched the story of the main characters and experienced all the moments with them. Although the finale disappointed many and creators had to redo it, the project continues to find new fans. After finishing his work on this show, Josh Radnor continued to act in movies and write scripts. His colleague from show Cobie Smulders went even further and became part of Marvel Cinematic Universe as an actress playing Maria Hill.

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore - "50 First Kisses".

In 1998, the movie "The Singer at the Wedding" was released. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore played roles of lovers who first tried to just be friends. Their collaboration didn't end there. Six years later they met again on set, playing in a romantic comedy "50 First Kisses". The story of love between an ordinary guy and a girl who doesn't remember previous days moved many people to tears. In 2014 Adam and Drew presented themselves as lonely parents in "Blended". At present time, Sandler and Barrymore are also active in the film industry. In addition, Drew has her own show.

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts - "Pretty Woman"

It is hard to believe that more than thirty years have passed since the release of the romantic movie "Pretty Woman". Richard Gere and Julia Roberts have changed drastically in terms of appearance but they are still as beautiful as before. The actor hasn't lost his charisma and continues to captivate female hearts. Even at this age, Julia takes great care of her looks and does not use any surgical means to enhance it. Roberts has even expressed her opinion against facial surgeries, preferring people to see her true emotions.

René Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant - "Bridget Jones's Diary"

Twenty one years ago, audience saw the story of love and hate between two completely different people. Renée Zellweger had to physically transform herself for both parts of the movies – she gained and lost weight. Recently, she shocked her fans by changing her face. It is visible that actress resorted to help from surgeons and cosmetologists as her famous mimicry disappeared. However, she does not pay attention to protests. Colin Firth with passing years has become even more brutal looking - age only adds up to his appeal hence he continuously gains new admirers. Unlike his colleagues, Hugh Grant made a drastically bigger change – actor himself admits that he does not look like a romantic movie hero but it does not bother him anymore since he is glad that his appearance no longer arouses interest and now he can perform in more interesting roles.

Judy Lowe, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz - "The Holiday".

"New Year's film "Vacation Exchange" shows that each person is destined to meet someone, they just need time and patience to wait for them. The movie attracted attention with its impressive cast: Judi Law, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. During this period of time Judi enriched the filmography with fantastic and dramatic projects. Kate Winslet will soon delight the fans with her upcoming "Avatar 2", and Cameron Diaz, after a few years of absence from the cinema, is returning."

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