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'I Know What You Did Last Summer': Where is the cast of original slasher film now?

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Philippe were some of the notable stars in the '97 thriller
The OG cast of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' (IMDb)
The OG cast of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' (IMDb)

Amazon Prime's modern take of the cult-classic slasher  'I Know What You Did Last Summer' is all set to hit the streaming network this October. With a brand new cast and a glossy outlook coupled with copious doses of horror and gore, the latest version's trailer promises enough, but only time will tell if it lives up to the commercial success the '97 flick or Lois Duncan's '73 novel did.

All eyes will also be on the OG cast comprising of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche, Muse Watson, Johnny Galecki and Stuart Greer. The series borrows the plotline from the original film. The latest version follows a group of teens in a small town full of dark secrets and finds themselves stalked by a mysterious killer one year after the night of their graduation ceremony. The new cast sees Madison Iseman as twins Lennon and Allison with Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, and Bill Heck rounding up the rest of the cast. And ahead of the premiere, the chatter has been about where the original cast members are.


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A still from the original 1997 film 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' (IMDb)

Where are the cast members of the original film?

Most of the cast from the screamfest is still in showbiz. Jennifer Love Hewitt went on to star in several blockbusters and TV shows. After her role as Julie James in the thriller flick, Hewitt starred in hit films 'The Tuxedo', 'Heartbreakers', 'Garfield' duology and a string of CBS dramas — 'Ghost Whisperer', and 'Criminal Minds'. She is currently making headlines with the birth of her third child, Aiden who was born 

Her co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar who played Helen Shivers was last seen in 2019 on the screen in 'The Big Bang Theory' and lent her voice for Teela in 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation.' The actress was most recently seen in special video event alongside Rosario Dawson and Mayim Bialik to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health.

Gellar starred in quite a few films and series after 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. With roles in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Sex and the City', 'All My Children' and 'The Crazy Ones', she cemented herself as a solid TV star. As far as movies go, she was last seen in 'Veronika Decides to Die' in 2013, the psychological drama alongside Jonathan Tucker.

'The Bang Bang Club' and 'Shooter' are perhaps what the audience will best know Ryan Philippe for. After starring as Barry in the OG film, Philippe went on to have a decorated career in Hollywood. He was most recently seen in 'Lady of the Manor' and Season 1 of 'Big Sky'. Anne Heche starred in 'Psycho', 'Black November', and 'Gracie's Choice'. The actress also garnered ample media attention for her relationship with TV host and comedian Ellen Degeneres. Heche married her 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' co-star Freddie Prinze Jr who was last seen in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'.

Muse Watson later made a name for himself in 'Prison Break' and 'NCIS'. Johnny Galecki earned the breakthrough role as Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' which saw him walk away with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. 

'I Know What You Did Last Summer' drops with four episodes on October 15 and follows with a weekly episode drop every Friday on Amazon Prime Video.