20 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Our Favorite Teen Movies That You've Definitely Never Seen Before


We were all there once, coming into our own as we entered our teenage years. Most of us had some help figuring things out by watching the landslide number of teen movies that were hitting theaters and rental shelves at a crazy pace.

1. Lindsay Lohan & Lizzy Caplan

Here they are on the set of Mean Girls as their much younger selves.

2. Julia Stiles and Luke Malby

I am not sure if this is before or after the big reveal, but here are Julia Stiles and Luke Malby working on their chemistry in The Prince and Me.

3. Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg trying to figure it out on the set of Ice Princess. She sure has come a long way since Buffy.

4. Amanda Bynes

Long before her publicized loss of personal control, here is Amanda Bynes on the set of What A Girl Wants.

5. Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore did a few teen movies in her hey-day, here she is on the set of the classic Saved!

6. Jon Heder

Napoleon Dynamite launched Jon Heder's career. Here he is (looking much younger) working on his lines in the set kitchen.

7. Corbin Bleu

Corbin Bleu made a huge splash with his performance in High School Musical 2. Here he is rehearsing for the very active role.

8. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley haven't done much acting recently, and I doubt we shall ever see them grace the screen again. But here they are working on the set of New York Minute.

9. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway rocked the world with her performance in the Princess Diaries. Here she is on set with director Garry Marshal, and Hollywood icon Julie Andrews.

10. Julia Stiles & Sean Patrick Thomas

What ever happened to Julia Stiles? She was huge back in the early 2000s. Her career took off alongside Sean Patrick Thomas in Save The Last Dance.

11. Britney Spears

The movie was utterly terrible, but Britney was an icon of the late 90s and early 00s. Here she is figuring out how to make Crossroads worse.

12. Jennifer Garner

13 Going On 30 was not an Oscar winner, but Jennifer Garner at least made it somewhat entertaining to watch. Do you think it was hard to pretend to act like a 13-year-old acting like an adult?

13. Vanessa Lengies & Nikki SooHoo

In the world of movies about gymnastics, Stick It might be important. Here are Vanessa and Nikki pretending to be the next coming of Charlies Angels.

14. Hilary Duff

Here is Hilary Duff having a little fun on the set of The Perfect Man. I mean, if you can't have some fun at work you might be in the wrong occupation.

15. Michael Angarano

Sky High had Michael Angarano balancing being a super-hero and a teenager at the same time. He doesn't seem to be having a good time in the picture though.

16. Zac Efron

Zac Efron was the quintessential teen heart throb. Here he is having a good laugh with Matthew Perry on set of 17 Again.  

17. Lindsay, again

Lindsay Lohan was always working during the early 2000s. She seemed to be having a great time doing it as well. Staring alongside Jamie Lee Curtis must have been a great time in the remake of Freaky Friday.

18. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon's career defining role as Elle Woods in Legally Blond had everyone smiling on set.

19. Lindsay (yet again) & Alison Pill

Can't seem to get enough pre-meltdown Lindsay Lohan? Here she is with costar Alison Pill on the set of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Was this a precursor title for the rest of her life?

20. America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, & Blake Lively

That's a lot of star power just hanging out on the set of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. They had such a good time on the movie set that they became best friends in real life.

I wonder if movie set are really as much fun as we make them out to be?