Seeing the name of Tim Curry might be a real timewarp for some fans. The highly accomplished English actor starred in one of his last big-budget movies as antagonist Roger Corwin in the 2000s summer blockbuster “Charlie’s Angels”.
At the time of filming “Charlie’s Angels”, Curry was best known for his role in the groundbreaking 1970s musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as Doctor Frankenfurter. The iconic actor brought out his dastardly and humorous side to be a real threat to the crime-busting heroines.
Melissa McCarthy Then
Blink, and you might miss her! Megastar and funny lady Melissa McCarthy had a tiny bit part in the 2000 rendition of "Charlie’s Angels". The witty comic actress was yet to break new ground in Hollywood. She barely uttered a few sentences in her role as the receptionist for the nefarious, shadowy organization Red Star Systems.
At the time "Charlie’s Angels" was shot McCarthy had only appeared in a handful of sitcoms, usually in very minor roles. It would be a few years until she came to be known as a household name.
Melissa McCarthy Now
Melissa McCarthy hardly needs an introduction now. The versatile actress proved herself a box office drawcard and has been in demand since her unforgettable role as Megan Price in the 2011 comedy-drama "Bridesmaids". McCarthy’s influence in the film world has gone beyond being an actress, and she is putting her skills to use as a writer and producer on films that she's featured in.
McCarthy owns a fashion line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, that designs clothing for and caters to plus-size women. She is married to filmmaker Ben Falcone with whom she has worked in several films.
Tim Curry Now
Tragedy struck in 2012 when Tim Curry suffered a major stroke. The actor underwent years of rehabilitative therapy and, with the aid of his family, kept this from the public eye. Now confined to a wheelchair, Curry still does what he was born to do – act. Although unable to physically perform, the multitalented star now lends his impressive vocal range to voice-acting roles.
He made a cameo in 2016’s "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Let’s Do the Time Warp Again." Curry made a very rare and unexpected appearance at a 2020 Democratic Party fundraiser.
Luke Wilson Then
American actor and all-around nice guy Luke Wilson struck gold as the object of Cameron Diaz’s affections in the 2000 reboot and its 2003 sequel. Wilson played the part of Pete Kominsky, a smoldering yet unassuming waiter that crosses paths with Diaz’s character, spy Natalie Cook.
Wilson had special access to the role as he starred in no less than two romantic comedies with Drew Barrymore: "Home Fries" and "Best Men." It must have also helped that Wilson and Barrymore shared a longstanding romance!