The widely loved Disney Channel Original Movie Read It and Weep is still a favorite in our book, despite the fact that the classic premiered 11 whole years ago. We seriously can't believe it has been this long since it first aired on the network, but what is even crazier is that leading actress Danielle Panabaker, who starred in the TV film alongside her sister Kay Panabaker, is turning 30 years old today. To celebrate the former Disney Channel star's exciting life milestone, join us in taking a take a stroll down memory lane by looking through these pics of the cast from both then and now!
The 2006 DCOM follows the story of Jamie Bartlett, played by Kay. Jamie is a super shy high schooler who makes up a popular, fearless alter ego in her journal named Isabella ("Is" for short), who is portrayed by Danielle. One of Jamie's besties, who happens to have a crush on her, is Connor – played by Good Luck Charlie actor Jason Dolley. So yeah, it's a pretty epic cast. And naturally, many went on to star in more noteworthy projects. Some, on the other hand, pretty much stopped acting and have been living some pretty "normal" lives, if you will.
Click through the gallery to see what the cast is doing now! You'll be amazed at some of the transformations.
This post was originally published on July 28, 2016 and since has been updated.
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