With the exciting announcement that "Princess Diaries 3" is officially a possibility, now is the best time to take a look back at the films that started it all. Starting with "The Princess Diaries" in 2001 and followed by "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" in 2004, the book-adapted franchise became a global phenomenon that captured the hearts and imaginations of everyone who ever dreamed of living an enchanted life. The cast of these two films are really what brought the story to life — and they have been up to A LOT since we last saw them. Be sure to catch up with Mia and her entourage with these 15 cast photos!
Playing the awkward Mia turned regal Queen of Genovia was one of the first acting gigs for a young Anne Hathaway. She has gone on to be one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood, playing many roles in hit movies such as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Misérables." We're SO excited to see her once again in the role that started it all in "Princess Diaries 3."
Just in the infancy of his career, a young Chris Pine stole all our hearts with those piercing blue eyes in "The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement." He has definitely only gone up from there, snagging the leading role in the "Star Trek" reboots and appearing in such hit films like "Horrible Bosses 2" and "Into the Woods."
Héctor Elizondo is just one of the actors that no matter the role, you can't help but love him. As Mia's bodyguard Joe, that was most certainly the case (and we almost died when Queen Clarisse proposed)! This talented actor hasn't slowed down, most recently showcasing his talents on "Last Man Standing."
As charming of a gentleman as Callum Blue was in "The Princess Diaries 2," he has continued to swoon us with his acting chops, playing everything from a drug addict in Showtime's "Dead Like Me" to an English nobleman in "The Tudors." He was also one of the most infamous Superman villains in "Smallville."
Whatever role Julie Andrews takes, she always bring a huge dose of grace and charm, which is why she was simply perfect as Queen Clarisse Renaldi. The "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" legend has remained busy. Recently, she's turned back to her love of theater, yet this time she's in the director's chair. At 80 years old, she is just as stunning and charming as she always has been.
Erik Von Detten was everywhere as a child, and even as a bit of a bully in "The Princess Diaries" it was still hard not to love this beach blonde hunk. Since his days picking on Mia, Detten has had a guest role here and there, as well as a lot of voice acting gigs, with his last credit being the voice of Sid in 2010's "Toy Story 3." He has since kept quiet in Hollywood.
Stealing a smooch from a princess is kind of a big deal, especially if she's your older sister's best friend. While he continued to dabble in acting, it seems suiting that Robert Schwartzman turned his attention to music (he did play in the band in the film). Along with being the lead vocalist for Rooney, the talented cousin of both Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage also composes and scores music, such as for the film "Palo Alto" starring Emma Roberts.
Playing Mia's quirky BFF, Heather Matarazzo already had an established career by the time "The Princess Diaries" hit theaters. She has since stayed active in acting, more recently making a guest appearance as Joan on "Grey's Anatomy" as well as appearing in "Sisters" alongside Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
While we all know in real life that Mandy Moore has a heart of gold, she does really well playing quite the opposite onscreen. Landing the role of the cheerleader we all love to hate, Moore was just at the heels of a successful singing and acting career when she appeared in "The Princess Diaries." She later appeared in the sob fest "A Walk To Remember" and lent her vocals to the Disney hit "Tangled." She'll once again dazzle us as Rapunzel as she is set to voice the princess with long, luscious locks in the upcoming TV series based on the film.
While many of us know and love John Rhys-Davies as Sallah in the "Indiana Jones" series and Gimli in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, he also made quite an impression on us as the main antagonist in the second installment of "The Princess Diaries." Nowadays we can find Rhys-Davies on the show "The Shannara Chronicles" and the movie " Beyond the Mask."
Raven-Symoné was no newcomer when she joined the cast of "The Royal Engagement." As the adorable youngest member of the "Cosby Show" family, Symoné was in the height of her Disney career with her hit show "That's So Raven" when she played Asana, princess and friend to Mia. These days, she is still as upbeat and chatty as ever with her hosting gig on "The View."
She may have only had a small role as Mia's Vice Principal, but we all know and love Sandra Oh from "Grey's Anatomy." While after an incredible 220 episodes she sadly decided to leave the show, she has since been starring in the web series "Shitty Boyfriends," as well as working on the upcoming film "Catfight" along with Alicia Silverstone.
As Mia's free-spirited mom, Caroline Goodall looks almost unrecognized with those long, curly locks. Having already appeared in such mega movies such as "Hook" and "Schindler's List," the actress' big film credits continued since the series, such as starring opposite Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill in "The Cold Light Of Day" and later with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis in "The Dressmaker."
Sean O'Bryan had appeared in a number of hit show such as "MacGyver" and "Married With Children" before landing the role of Mia's lovable English teacher in "The Princess Diaries." Since the film, he has continued to make guest appearances on such shows as "CSI" and "The Mentalist," as well as having a recurring role on the sitcom "The Middle."
As the fiery red-headed prankster, Patrick Flueger can thank "The Princess Diaries" for his breakout role in Hollywood. Quietly building his career, today he is best known for his leading roles in some cult sci-fi TV series such as "The 4400" and the "Chicago Fire" spinoff "Chicago P.D."