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Then Vs. Now: The Cast Of "Aquamarine"

Can you believe this magical film is 10 years old?

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Emma Roberts as Claire Brown

Fun fact: Emma Roberts, Sara Paxton, and THE JONAS BROTHERS (way before they hit puberty) were all on the Aquamarine soundtrack. Emma sang "Island in the Sun," Sara sang her hit "Connected," and the Jonas Brothers sang "Time for Me to Fly." Nick Jonas was still going by Nicholas at the time. HA.


Joanna "JoJo" Levesque as Hailey Rogers

Fun fact: The scene where JoJo's character has to swim with dolphins was actually filmed at SeaWorld. JoJo was terrified that the dolphins were going to bite her. Good thing Sara, JoJo, and Emma had a month of swimming lessons before the film began shooting.

Sara Paxton as Aquamarine

Fun fact: Becoming an enchanted mermaid goddess is not an easy task. Sara spent up to four hours in makeup every day — two hours getting hair and makeup done and two hours making sure her mermaid tail was totally perfect. It took five guys and a stretcher to get her into the pool. WHOA.

Arielle Kebbel as Cecilia Banks

Fun fact: The director of the film, Elizabeth Allen, said that casting Cecilia, "the girl you love to hate," was a lot harder than expected. Susan Cartsonis, the movie's producer, said Arielle got the part because she found a way to make the character mean, funny, and vulnerable all at the same time. That's not easy!