Girls everywhere were introduced to the jock that ladies loved to hate, John Tucker, when the classic romantic comedy John Tucker Must Die premiered in July 2006.
Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, and Jenny McCarthy, the movie followed an unlikely trio of high school girls who befriended the new girl in school and recruited her in their in their plot to break the heart of the most popular boy in school. Over the years, viewers of all ages have watched the pretty hilarious flick on repeat and memorized some of its most iconic lines: “There’s only one guy out there for me, but you are not him.”
When discussing the movie’s popularity during an interview with Us Weekly from October 2020, the star, Jesse, said, ““I didn’t think really much of the movie when I was shooting it, and the fact that it’s kind of become a little bit of a teen comedy cult classic is awesome,” he said. “It’s been passed down, maybe from, like, older brothers and sisters to their younger siblings. I think it’s super cool. People still think it’s funny! It is funny. I’m flattered.”
More than a year later, Jesse spilled some behind-the-scenes secret to Us Weekly during a separate interview from February 2022.
“I had four female costars and I had to kiss all of them,” the actor shared at the time. “[Ashanti] was really cool, really down to earth. … And a really good actor too. I don’t think she had a ton of acting experience at that time, but she kind of impressed me.”
Similarly, Britney reflected on the movie while chatting with Us Weekly in 2016 and revealed where she thinks her character, Kate, would be 10 years after the movie’s premiere. “She’s probably doing something really smart and she’s probably broken out of her shell a little bit,” the actress said. “I loved playing a character that was so shy because I definitely was very shy back then and that was definitely the character that was most like me growing up. Maybe she’s a journalist of some sort. I feel like she was always interested in people.”
But what has the cast actually been up to since the movie first hit theaters in 2006? Well, J-14 did some investigating and turns out they’ve all stayed in the spotlight, went on to have super successful acting careers and have grown up so much! Scroll through our gallery to uncover what the cast of John Tucker Must Die is up to now.
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