Dance films may come and go, but there’s one that will always be close to our hearts. We’re talking of course about Save The Last Dance. And if you can’t believe that it’s been 15 years since Sara (Julia Stiles) promised to dance circles around Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas) at the slammin’ night club, Squares, we’re right there with you!
To celebrate the anniversary of one of the best dance films of all time, check out what the cast members of Save The Last Dance are up to now!
Julia Stiles definitely reigned supreme in the late ’90s and ’00s, during which she starred in a slew of beloved movies including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Prince And Me and Mona Lisa Smile. The good news is, the actress has remained a staple on both the big and small screen. Since her stint on Saved by the Last Dance, Stiles signed on to the Bourne series, and snagged notable supporting roles in Joy and Silver Linings Playbook. She also starred in the WIGS series Blue for two years, and had a notable guest-runs on Dexter and The Mindy Project. Up next, Stiles is set to reprise her role as Nicky in the upcoming Bourne sequel, starring Matt Damon.
Derek/Sean Patrick Thomas
Thomas followed up his performance in Save The Last Dance by taking television by storm. The actor has starred in such series as Reaper, Lie To Me, and Ringer. The actor has also made appearances in both American Horror Story and Bones. Up next, you can catch Thomas starring opposite Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson and Nicki Minaj in Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Washington may have played Derek’s strong-willed sister in the dance flick, but these days, she’s busy kicking butt on capitol hill as Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal.
After playing Derek’s ex-bestie in Save The Last Dance, Starr plunged into the world of the Baltimore crime scene on HBO’s The Wire. Up next, the actor is set to team up with Method Man for the upcoming crime drama, Equal Standard.
Lawson may have hung up her dancing shoes after playing mean girl Nikki, who was after Derek’s heart, but even so, the actress hasn’t strayed far from the teen scene. Since Save the Last Dance, Lawson has starred in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and as Emily’s neighbor/ex-girlfriend, Maya St. Germain in Pretty Little Liars.
What was your favorite moment from the movie?