See the Kids From ‘Hook’ Then and Now
It’s been a little over 20 years since ‘Hook’ hit theaters. The film, which acted as a sequel to ‘Peter Pan,’ was directed by Steven Spielberg, and had a terrific cast of adult actors, including Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. Not to mention a memorable gang of child actors who played The Lost Boys.
In ‘Hook,’ Peter Pan has grown up to be a corporate lawyer, played by Williams. The now Peter Banning has to embrace his roots as Pan when Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his two young children.
In addition to Charlie Korsmo and Amber Scott, who played Peter’s kids Jack and Maggie Banning, ‘Hook’ was full of child actors who were nowhere near as famous as the adult thespians Spielberg had put together.
So what has happened to all the little Bannings and Lost Boys since 1991? Some have continued acting, others have started interesting new careers, and one is among the biggest stars in the world. Catch up with the whereabouts of your favorite ‘Hook’ kids below.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Young Wendy
Then: Gwyneth Paltrow played a young Wendy Darling in ‘Hook’s’ flashback scenes. It was her second movie role, following her appearance in the John Travolta film ‘Shout.’ ‘Hook’ director Steven Spielberg is Paltrow’s godfather, which explains why he gave the then-18-year-old a leg up on on the other young actresses auditioning for the role.
Now: Paltrow doesn’t really need much of a reintroduction. She’s an Academy and Emmy award winner, she’s been in high profile relationships with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck and is now married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. When she’s not doing the acting thing in films like ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Contagion,’ Paltrow dispenses pricey and controversial lifestyle advice on her website goop.