So it has definitely been a while since I’ve posted in this topic. Almost to the point at which I considered just changing this day to something else. But, heck, I thought why not just keep to the nostalgia?
In the past, when I was a kid, one of my favourite things about the internet was filling in my favourite things lists. It sounds really stupid and trivial – but I just liked doing that when I was a kid. I guess it gave me some sense of understanding of myself. If I liked certain things then I could determine what kind of person I was, right?
So today I decided to revisit my old “favourite actresses” list and share why I liked them back then and include just a fun gif set of their “then and nows”.
1. Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg was on my favourite actresses list when I was younger ’cause of her lead role in Harriet the Spy. Thanks to that movie I wrote in my own diary when I was younger and spent a lot of time in my backyard pretending I was up to “spy business”. I liked to make believe the lives going on with my neighbours and friends.
Later on I loved her in Inspector Gadget as Penny and then on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Buffy’s younger sister, Dawn. I’ve also seen her in EuroTrip and Ice Princess, and I caught part of her performance in Gossip Girl – before I stopped watching it. If anything, I can say she’s still doing really well for herself.
2. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Since I started off with one BTVS girl, I might as well go on with another. I’ll be honest and say that I probably shouldn’t have watched a majority of the movies Sarah Michelle Gellar was in when I was eleven – but I practically did anyways because she was there. This included I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions (Yeah, really shouldn’t have watched that back when) and The Grudge.
But mostly I knew her from Buffy. Buffy has honestly shaped a lot of my views in terms of what an action heroine should be like. She was smart, sarcastic, and generally kick-ass.
3. Drew Barrymore
Speaking of kick-ass, Drew Barrymore was another idol I had when I was a kid and I honestly watched so many shows she was in which include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Wedding Singer, Ever After and Charlie’s Angels.
Honestly, I had her as an instant favourite in so many of my favourite lists. To me she was the ideal anti-princess, she emoted so well in her films and her characters always stood up for what they believed in (take note that when I say this, I’m referring to the latter three movies and not E.T.)
4. Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci was like a staple diet among all the children movies I watched when I was a kid, so it is almost inevitable that she is in this list and was one of my favourite actresses at the time. When I was young I just thought she was beautiful and she had this dark Gothic vibe to her that was just so intriguing.
5. Hilary Duff
I think it’s inevitable that I finish this list with her. Hilary Duff was the ultimate idol when I was a kid. Before Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, there was Hilary Duff. I bought all of her albums – on cassettes at the time, memorised all the lyrics and I tried to create my wardrobe around her style in the movies.
The list of Hilary Duff movies I’ve watched is pretty extensive (so I won’t put links to them here and let you Google any unknowns yourself): Casper Meets Wendy, Cadet Kelly, Agent Cody Banks, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story, Raise Your Voice, The Perfect Man, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and (a very random) Beauty & the Briefcase.
Now that they’ve been listed, my two cents: personally I think they’ve done pretty well for themselves; they’ve all branched into different projects that I’m not really interested in. But it’s kind of nice to see them grow from how I remembered them when I was a kid. I guess you can also kind of see the type of kid I was in the past from the people I used to like back then.
So, maybe next week (or next time – no promises) I’ll tackle my old favourite actor list?
Till next time,