Children are just as indispensable in movies as they are in real life. Most settings are really not complete without the dose of cuteness kids fill the air with. From playing very important roles to serving plain comic purposes, they are a necessity in the movie industry. However, children grow, and quickly too. So, don’t be too sad if your favorite child star isn’t a child anymore. It happens; just as it happened to these former child actors:
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
From young star to Oscar winner, Leonardo DiCaprio has really evolved in his career. It’s quite hard to believe the ever-budding actor started out as a dorky young teen. He landed his first movie role in 1993’s This Boy’s Life; Robert De Niro had seen the auditions and had taken a liking for the ‘blond kid.’ Then came his big break, Titanic. DiCaprio played the role of a young lover, Jack, in the movie and has since then grown to be the well-respected actor he is today.
2. Keke Palmer
Remember the spelling wizard in Akeelah and The Bee? Yea, the 11-year old little ‘bee’ has grown into a very beautiful and resourceful young woman. Asides being Akeelah, Keke has appeared in a number of other movies such as Joyful Noise, Scream Queens and most recently, Pimp. She has also built a successful career in music; with hit songs like Reverse Psychology, Hands-Free, and Bossy. She even runs her own record label! True to her potentials, Keke has completely evolved from a promising child actress to a real boss.
Click the button below to see what's next or scroll down to read another exciting article!