06 December 2019 22:33
Christmas is just around the corner which can only mean two things: the nights are getting colder and the TV schedule is filling up with festive faves. It wouldn't be Christmas without the appearance of The Grinch, the classic Dr. Seuss festive tale. While the most recent rendition of the story in the 2018 animated film was a hit, there are plenty who believe the 2000 version is unrivalled. And as the 2000s festive classic is expected to be all over our TV screens this December, we thought it time to take a trip back to Whoville and check up on all our favourite stars. So, where is the cast of How the Grinch Stole Christmas now?
BACK TO ALDOVIA: Meet A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby cast in full Jim Carrey as The Grinch Over the past nineteen years, Jim Carrey has not been absent from the limelight. Although The Grinch will obviously go down as one of his most iconic roles! Jim has created some of his other most notable characters since 2000, such as Bruce Almighty (2003), Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Steven Russell in the true crime comedy film, I Love You Phillip Morris (2009). Although Jim may not look it, he is now 57 years old! Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who Taylor Momsen, now 26 years old, is a combination of the three.
Her teen years were marked by playing one of the lead characters in Gossip Girl. Taylor played Jenny Humphrey from 2007 to 2012. But when Taylor started to rebel, she was cut from the regular cast, only appearing in the finale episode briefly. Instead, Taylor pursued a career with her band, The Pretty Reckless. So, very far from her cutesy Cindy Lou days! #tpr4 #happyholidays A post shared by Taylor Momsen (@taylormomsen) on Nov 27, 2019 at 5:37pm PST The 75 year old continues to be one of America's top actors and since 2000, Jeffrey has gone on to create some of his career defining roles. This includes George Bluth, Sr. in Arrested Development and his Emmy award-winning lead role in Transparent. Jeffrey's next role is as magic camp owner Roy Preston, in the 2020 Disney film, Magic Camp. Christine is another top actress who was recruited for The Grinch cast nineteen years ago. Since 2000, Christine has starred in the hit musicals, Chicago, Into the Woods, and Mamma Mia! Christine also played one of the leads in TV drama, The Good Wife. Molly, now 55 years old, has been one of the most active cast members since The Grinch concluded filming. She played Cindy's mother in the Christmas film. Some of the movies Molly has starred in include Marie Antoinette, Evan Almighty, Talladega Nights and the Hotel Transylvania franchise! Molly has also starred in all the major TV shows, such as Sex and the City, Glee, 30 Rock and Scrubs. With two films now in post-production to be released in 2020, Molly's work just keeps coming! THE ULTIMATE LIST: Every Christmas film on Sky Cinema! Watch How The Grinch stole Christmas this December! SALT LAKE CITY — Santa and the Grinch joined forces at the state Capitol Friday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert not to call a special session of the Utah Legislature next week to consider a Republican-driven tax reform plan that would raise sales taxes on food, gas and some services while lowering income taxes. "Christmastime is a time to show love and kindness and not to hold special sessions. We are calling upon legislators and the governor to come up with a tax reform that will actually help people," said Derrick Dean, who dressed as Santa for a news conference featuring both conservative and liberal groups. Later, he and others, including Greg Zenger in a furry green Grinch suit, marched up to the governor's office and attempted to deliver brightly colored bags of petitions they said had been signed by thousands of Utahns opposed to the tax reform plan set to be heard for a final time Monday by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force. Herbert's constituent services director, Kelli Lucero, met them at the door and said she couldn't accept the petitions because of security concerns but promised to share their concerns with the governor. House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, and Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, met Thursday with the governor about holding a special session next Thursday to approve the tax reform plan but apparently are still discussing details including how big of an overall tax cut Utahns should receive. The most recent version of the bill drafted by the task force co-chairmen, House Majority Leader Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, and Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, called for an $80 million overall tax cut, but adjustments being made to ensure more Utahns see a tax break were expected to hike that to at least $100 million. House Democrats want wealthier Utahns to pay more in income taxes Utah House Democrats offered their own tax reform plans Thursday, calling for imposing higher income tax rates those earning more than $150,000 and replacing the state sales tax with a gross receipts tax on businesses. Lawmakers have said repeatedly the reason behind tax reform is not a need for more revenue, but the lagging growth in sales tax revenues as consumers spend increasingly more on services rather than goods. The tax plan would restore the full 4.85% state sales tax on food, now taxed at 1.75% by the state, and add sales taxes to gas and a limited number of services, such as pet boarding, towing, parking lots, storage and dating referrals. At the same time, the state's 4.95% income tax rate would drop to around 4.66%, and there would be new tax breaks aimed at low- and middle-income families, including an increased dependent exemption and a grocery tax credit. Legislative leaders have stressed the need to put the tax reform plan in place by the end of the year so Utahns can see a reduction in the amount of money withheld in their paychecks starting in 2020, an election year for all of the House and half of the Senate. But the groups assembled at the Capitol Friday said the process has been too rushed. Kelli Lucero, constituent services director for Gov. Gary Herbert, left, meets with Krista Joy Palmer, of the Utah Tax Reform Coalition, second from left, Derrick Dean, dressed as Santa, and Greg Zenger, dressed as the Grinch, and others outside the governor's office at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo: Jeffrey D. The tax reform plan "has not been sufficiently vetted or debated. A one-day session is simply not sufficient to responsibly consider a bill of this magnitude," Brett Hastings, Utah Legislative Watch founder and director, said. "A one-day session will only result in bad law and is bad legislative practice. Hastings said if the plan is approved, voters may turn to the referendum process. He said from his organization's perspective, lawmakers shouldn't be increasing sales tax collections to compensate for slowed growth but instead slashing income taxes to match. Chase Thomas of the Alliance for a Better Utah said there's agreement that the current tax reform plan needs to be stopped. "We should not be saddling tax reform upon Utahns who already are struggling under financial burdens. The sales tax on food and raising taxes on gasoline would both harm low-income Utahns," Thomas said, noting they couldn't afford lobbyists unlike some of the service providers left out of the plan. He said the alliance supports "the need for a sound, stable tax system. We need to lift people up with our tax system, not pull people down. We need to turn this sham process around." Related Stories