Where Wild Child cast are now – co-star romance, tragic death and Friends link

Where Wild Child cast are now – co-star romance, tragic death and Friends link


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Noughties teen comedy Wild Child became ultimate cult film for young teens and those in their early twenties.

The flick that was known to harness everything all great teen movies stood for, portrayed characters who certainly embodied the true meaning of female friendships and creating a close bond between pals.

Released in 2008, Wild Child follows rebellious Malibu teen Poppy Moore who is sent to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Not wanting to accept the tough regime imposed by the school, she decides to misbehave, in the hope of being dismissed.

But now that the sensational film has released the younger generation from it's clutches, several die-hard fans have wondered what the cast are currently doing now.

So to celebrate the movie's release, Daily Star have taken a look at where the stars of Wild Child are now.

Emma Roberts as Poppy Moore

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Since appearing in Wild Child playing lead character Poppy Moore, Emma Roberts has been in several American films and TV series.

The actress became a well known star of long running dramas American Horror Story and Scream Queens.

Not only this but Emma played Casey in We’re the Millers where she was sharing a passionate kiss with her fake-brother in the show.

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Emma's most recent role was starring in Christmas film Holidate which involves her character taking a fake date to family events to avoid them discussing her singlehood.

Away from the cameras, Emma is fairly active on Instagram with an impressive 17million followers to her name.

In December 2020, she welcomed her first child with her partner Garrett Hedlund.

However, she find love on the set as she and Alex Pettyfer dated for a year after meeting on the film, with the actor even getting Emma's initials on his ring finger.

The romance didn't last, and Alex later said: "I got a girl’s name tattooed on my ring finger because I was in love.

"We’ve broken up, but I don’t live in regret."

Alex Pettyfer as Freddie Kingsley

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Teen heartthrob Alex Pettyfer played Poppy's love interest Freddie Kingsley in the film.

Captivating fans with his dashingly handsome god looks and his floppy blonde locks, Alex certainly had his fans in awe.

Although he had an impressive resume before he he starred in Wild Child, his career hasn't really taken off much since then.

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After the teen-flick the actor appeared in I am Number Four, Beastly, Endless Love and In Time. He also had a role in strip-tease film Magic Mike but according to fans and critics, his role was fairly forgettable.

In 2020, Alex tied the knot with German fashion model Toni Garrn and the happy couple welcomed their first child together in August 2021.

Natasha Richardson as Mrs Kingsley

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British actress Natasha Richardson was already well established in her craft before Wild Child but played the headmistress of Abbey Mount.

Before Wild Child Natasha starred in popular films The Parent Trap and Maid in Manhattan.

She was also married to Taken actor Liam Neeson for fifteen years.

But sadly on March, 16, 2009, Natasha sustained a serious head injury when she fell while taking a beginner skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort which was located close to Montreal.

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After the injury took placed the star refused to seek medical attention at first but complained of a headache two hours later.

Natasha was later flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, but tragically died two years later of an epidural hematoma.

The star had two children at the time.

Juno Temple as Drippy Logan

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Actress Juno Temple played the role of Drippy in the much-loved film and is most remembered by fans for her botched eyebrow dye situation.

After she appeared in Wild Child, Juno's acting career went from strength to strength as she also went on to star in St Trinian's, The Dark Knight Rises, Magic Mike, Maleficent and Black Mass.

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Away from her successful film career Juno was in a relationship with American actor Michael Angarano, with whom she lived in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles from the years 2013 to 2016.

Now 32, not much is known about who the star is currently dating.

Sophie Wu as Kiki

Kiki, played by actress Sophie Wu was Poppy's roommate in the film and became the reliable friend whose homework you'd feel safe copying five minutes before the start of class.

Not long after Wild Child had wrapped up, Sophie starred in Kick-Ass alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

The star later appeared in some of fan's favourite TV shows including Fresh Meat and Black Mirror.

In 2014, the actress spoke openly about her childhood struggles. She said: "Puberty was not kind to me. I had acne, eczema and had a stye in my eye, so it was quite hard to go into somewhere where the majority were boys."

Georgia King as Harriet Bentley

Actress Georgia King played the role of Harriet in the iconic movie who was the head girl at Abbey Mount.

Although her character was horrendous at the time, viewers began to feel a bit sorry for the character, as her life turned upside down when Poppy arrived on the scene.

After Wild Child Georgia continued working in the acting business and starred in number of adapted period dramas including Jane Eyre and Little Dorrit.

She has also appeared in films Tormented, Chalet Girl and One Day.

According to reports, Georgia is currently single.

Kimberley Nixon as Kate

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Poppy's roommate Kate was played by actress Kimbery Nixon who was an exemplary student at Abby Mount.

After the film came to an end, she went on to share a kiss with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Slaggy Lindsay in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

The Welsh actress then went on to star in Fresh Meat and BBC One period drama Cranford.

Away from the limelight, Kimberly is a supporter of Humanists UK.

She also starred with Friends actor in Sky Arts film The Dog Thrower, as well as nabbing a leading role in Sky's now-cancelled medical drama Critical.

The Jed Mercurio drama was axed in 2015 after just one series due to low ratings.

Linzey Cocker

Linzey, aka outspoken Josie, went on to find fame in the UK, and starred in a number of hit TV series such as Our Girl and White Gold.

She also had a big part in beloved school series Waterloo Road in 2009, but was only on the show for several series.

Her Instagram page is full of loved-up snaps of herself on exotic getaways with her boyfriend Adam.

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