High school can be a confusing time. It’s a time when we are forced to look inward and find out who we really are as people, while also trying to survive the hardships of the social jungle that is high school. Whether you’re a jock, a geek, or a popular girl, everyone has a hard time. But imagine trying to do that, while also pretending to be a member of the opposite gender.
The teen comedy She’s the Man, starring Nickelodeon sensation Amanda Bynes, is about exactly that. Inspired by Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, the movie revolves around Viola – a girl who dresses up as a guy and pretends to be her twin brother as she attends his high school. Viola loves playing soccer, and after her own high school cuts the girls’ soccer team, she takes action.
Posing as her twin brother, Viola is accepted to her new school’s soccer team. But as you’d expect, pretending to be a dude in high school doesn’t go quite so smoothly all the time. She falls in love with her roommate (played by Channing Tatum), but he actually likes another girl, Olivia – who falls in love with Viola, thinking she’s a dreamy boy.
While receiving mixed reviews, She’s the Man had its own charm, and we will always remember it fondly. The cast made the movie as funny as could be, but where are they now? Keep reading to see what most of them are doing nowadays, ten years after the film’s release.
[post_page_title]Channing Tatum as Duke[/post_page_title]
Duke is Viola’s roommate at Illyria and one of the school’s soccer players. Like everyone, he’s fooled by Viola’s appearance and thinks she’s a boy. While he’s initially interested in Olivia, one of the school’s popular girls, he then meets the real Viola while she’s out of her disguise, and develops feelings for her. The two even share a kiss while she’s working at a kissing booth. At the final soccer match between Illyria and Cornwall, Viola reveals her true identity as a girl, and Duke feels deceived by her lies. But eventually, the two move past it and end up as a couple, as he escorts her to the debutant ball.