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10 Things I Hate About You – Where Are They Now?

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OK, we’re calling it, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ is one of the best teen movies of all time!

Not only does it have an incredible cast, including the likes of Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gabrielle Union. But the characters they portray are also so relatable to their audience. Even though the out-lining story was written centuries ago by William Shakespeare.

The majority of the cast have gone on to achieve great things and land some amazing roles. Julia Styles went on to star in a few other teen and college movies and later the ‘Bourne Films ‘amongst other hit movies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has also ended up a regular on the big screen. And who can forget Heath Ledger’s unforgettable performances in both Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight before his untimely death in 2008.

But what about the ’10 Things I Hate About You’ Characters, where are they now? Are Kat and Patrick still together? Did Bianca and Cameron go on more sailing dates and did Joey Donner ever get that noes spray ad?

Well, join us as we take a fan fiction dive into those questions and more as we predict what the class of 99 and 2001 are up to 22 years later.

Kat Stratford-Jones

Now 40, Kat has just finished another tour with her all-girl rock band – Dragonfly. Dragonfly, which was formed at Sarah Lawrence College, in the first year. Their fans started to build insatiately and had their first US number one two years later, just as the band members were finishing off their final semester. Over the mid 00’s the band went from strength to strength and gained a strong following of fans who still congregate at their gigs today. When she is not touring, Kat also runs a music studio that is attached to her home in Newark where she moved to not long after she graduated. She lives in her home/studio with her two children Aiden and Mika whom Kat and her husband adopted 6 years ago.

Kat’s husband… Charlie Jones is a fellow musician and is also a musician. Famous for being in a British Indie band in the early ’00s. Unfortunately, his group didn’t get the same number of followers as Kat’s band did and so split 5 years ago. So he now doubles up as Kat’s manager when needed… not that Kat needs much managing!

As you have guessed Patrick and Kat never lasted past college. The long-distance relationship and Kat’s busy college and band schedule meant their relationship got strained and, in the end, they decided to just be just friends. As a final love letter to Patrick, Kat made her senior year English poem – 10 Things I hate About You, into a song. Which they released and got the band their fourth No1 single.

Patrick Verona

After graduating from Padua High School, Patrick went straight into the workforce as an apprentice sound engineer for the band ‘Letters to Cleo’. He hoped that this would keep a strong bond between him and Kat as ‘Letters to Cleo’ were her favourite band. In the end time, restrictions broke down the relationship. After the breakup, Patrick moved to LA and worked within the sound departments on film and TV shows. He managed to make enough money in that business to move back to Seattle. Then open up his own music venue called Mystique, with the hope that one day Dragonfly would perform there.

Fortunately, a few years later Kat’s band were booked to play at his venue. They caught up at the end of the night, only for Patrick to find out that Kat was engaged to a British musician. After this Patrick realised it was time to move on.

He has since worked hard building his music venues and now there are ten Mystique music venues in ten different states across America with plans for more openings to come. Earlier this year on his 40’s birthday, he found out that his current girlfriend, which he met on Hinge a few years previously, was pregnant with their first child.

Cameron and Bianca James

After dating for two years in high school both Cameron and Bianca went to Seattle Pacific University together. At their graduation party Cameron proposed to Bianca and they married a year later.

They now live in a house in West Seattle. Close to the coast where they have their own boat called The Mr Lowenstein, which they named as a reminder of their first kiss. Yes, they still go sailing and even take trips around the coast of America with their family and friends.

Now a mother of three, Bianca is a part-time life coach and podcaster. She has two current podcasts, one as an extension of her coaching business and another which she records with her husband Cameron on parenthood and marriage. Cameron and Bianca’s Podcast is in the ‘top ten’ steamed podcast on Spotify.

Other than appearing on his wife’s podcast, Cameron, is also a lawyer and partner in his own law firm which her runs with his Highschool friend Michael Eckman. Cameron and Michael often help Patrick out with any licensing and law issues with his music venues and all three have stayed close friends. Cameron, Michael, Patrick and their family’s often meet up for BBQ’s and family holidays.

Patrick plans to ask Cameron to be his best man, once he proposes to his girlfriend, on the next family trip.


Michael Eckman

After High School, Michael headed off to Harvard Law. Not long after graduation, he then became a junior at a law firm in Seattle where he also got his friend Cameron a job too. Serval years later Michael and Cameron move out of the firm and open their own practice.

In his spare time, he is also a collector of cars and has a purpose-built garage with 10 different vehicles. But none of them compares to his first-ever car which he bought with his first-ever pay packet – a 1999 Toyota Tercel.

Michael now 38 and on his second marriage has two children with his first wife and one on the way with his new wife, who is 10 years his junior they married last year in a swift lockdown wedding.

Mandella

Straight out of Padua High, Mandella also went to study in New York. But attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts instead and studied drama, theatre and of course, her love, William Shakespeare.

Her passion for the arts and Shakespeare shone through all her performances. Not long after completing her course she was headhunted and enrolled into the American Royal Shakespeare Company as one of their lead actresses.

At her first play Kat was in the front row cheering her on. Equally Mandella is one of Dragon fly’s biggest fans and can still be seen on the side of the stage at some of their gig’s… when she has time.

Mandella is still acting and has even has a lead role in an upcoming Netflix own drama.

Chastity

After the Prom, Chastity and Bianca stopped talking and hanging out. Chastity found her own way and realised quite quickly not to fall for men like Joey after he left her for a fellow model.

Chastity went to fashion school in LA after high school and worked her way up within several fashion brands. Still on her climb to the top within a high fashion brand, she has also started her own line of swim and sportswear which she models for herself on her blue ticked Instagram feed, a couple of years ago Joey Donner slid into her DM’s… she ignored him.

Last year she started to listen to Bianca’s podcasts and reached out to her on Facebook to see how she was. They are meeting for coffee the next time Chastity is back in town.

Joey Donner

Currently in prison for fraud, Joey is the typical teen star gone rouge storyline. After graduating high school, and once the swelling on his nose went down, Joey chased his modelling career to LA where he booked a few different campaigns and a role in a teen drama.

Once the teen drama had wrapped up six years later, Joey found himself in a spiral and lost all his money. In 2015 he met a group of people that convinced him to join their get rich quick scheme as they told him they could make him rich and famous again. They did make him rich for a while until the police found out… and they did make him famous for being the face of an underground money-laundering network.

Joey will be out in 4-8 years.

Ms. Perky

In 2003 Ms Perky finally finished her romantic novel, entitled The Crimson Cape. The novel got snapped up by a publishing company that wanted her to write more, offering her a large grant. Ms Perky left Padua High School immediately and started work on Crimson Cape 2.

Now 18 years later Ms Perky has 8 best selling romantic novels under her belt and lives very happily in a house in the middle of nowhere with her six cats…meow.


There we have it a snapshot of where we think the ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ gang are now. What do you think, are we on the money or do you have a different idea of what they might be up to? Or is there another classic film you would like us to explore? If so, comment below.


Check out eight movies where the bad guy wins HERE.

Read iMDB information on 10 Things I Hate About You HERE.

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9 Bands You Forgot Played Themselves In Movies

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There are more bands than you think that played themselves on the big screen. Here are nine bands you might’ve forgotten appeared in movies.

1. Alice Cooper – Wayne’s World (1992)

Being a teenager in the nineties was great for many reasons. Two of those being the release of the Wayne’s World movies. The genius that is Mike Myers created one of the best music-based films of all time. Plus, he convinced one of the greatest rock musicians of all time to be in it. If you’re not a geek like me, you may have forgotten that Alice Cooper was featured in the film. It had the iconic scene of Wayne and Garth meeting, Alice, backstage on bent knees. We’re not worthy, indeed. Alice himself pulls off the diva Rockstar brilliantly, even though he’s a genuine, down-to-earth guy who plays a lot of golf.

2. Primus – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Let’s try and erase the recent Bill & Ted movie from our memory and head back to 1991 for their bogus journey. They come from the future to kill the non-robot versions of themselves and ruin their performance at a Battle of the Bands competition. What’s cool is the band who are playing before them. Californian alt-metal kings Primus. Although the clip is only short, they play themselves and sound as you would expect. Epic.

3. Fall Out Boy – Sex Drive (2008)

You’d be forgiven for forgetting about this one. The teen sex comedy from 2008 is forgettable and won’t really appeal to anyone apart from its teen target audience. If you can sit through all the cringe-inducing moments, you will spot pop-rockers Fall Out Boy. They are performing in a barn in front of some drunk Amish teenagers. There’s a reason for that, but I won’t bore you with it here. What is good, is the soundtrack of the film. As well as Fall Out Boy, it features Airbourne, AC/DC and weirdly, Kenny Loggins.

4. Twisted Sister – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Paul Reuben’s character Pee Wee Herman made his big-screen outing in 1985. The children’s show star had a scene where he is being chased through a studio parking lot. Unbeknown to him, glam rockers Twisted Sister are recording a music video on a car. Lead singer Dee Snider is always up for a laugh, so it’s no surprise they’re featured. The clip is brilliant. Pee Wee’s prop-laden bike is just about to crash into Twisted Sister and the look on Dee’s face is genius. Go check out the clip.

5. David Bowie – Zoolander (2001)

Who can forget the brilliant Zoolander? Starring Ben Stiller as the dippy model, it’s one of the funniest comedies ever made. One of the best scenes of the film is the walk-off. This involved Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s characters doing a catwalk-off. Of sorts. Can you remember who refereed it? The legend himself, David Bowie. It’s not the first time Bowie was in a movie – remember Labyrinth? But this time, he plays himself. And does it with all the cool swagger you would expect.

6. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Clueless (1995)

I can’t say that I was a massive fan of this teen comedy at the time. The plot revolves around Alicia Silverstone’s character giving her friend a makeover. The premise doesn’t sound like it lends itself to a cool band cameo. You’d be wrong, though. There’s a scene where the lead characters go watch a gig. The band that are playing are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The Boston ska-punk legends are only on stage for a moment, but it’s a slick clip. It certainly brings the film up a level on the cool stakes.

7. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy (2010)

This sequel to the original sci-fi classic is a cracking movie. The visuals and effects are stunning, as is the atmosphere of the film. The music to the film is also rather special. A futuristic and dystopian movie could only have one act doing the score, and that’s Daft Punk. It works a treat. The music is intertwined into the movie and becomes a part of it. The delicious electronica is the perfect complement to the visuals. The French electronic masters also have a cameo at the end of the movie. They’re spinning the decks in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene.

8. Aerosmith – Wayne’s World (1993)

We’ve already had an appearance from the first film further up our list, and the second doesn’t disappoint either. The plot revolves around Wayne and Garth putting on their own music festival. Book them and they will come, is the advice given. And they certainly did. The headline band for the festival were none other than Aerosmith themselves. They do a sterling effort on stage as performers. And Steven Tyler also shows that he can handle his own on the acting front too.

9. Reel Big Fish – BASEketball (1998)

Trey Parker and Matt Stone star in this bizarre and hilarious sports comedy. Written by the king of spoof David Zucker, it’s become a cult classic. The soundtrack heavily features ska-punkers Reel Big Fish. They do a brilliant rendition of A-HA’s Take on Me, which they also perform in the movie. The band are the entertainment at the stadium where Parker and Stone are competing. You can tell by the footage that the band are clearly enjoying themselves. They add a touch more fun to an already hugely funny film.


That’s our list of nine bands who played themselves in movies. Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below.


Check out our list of actors in bands HERE.

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