Practical Magic Turns 20! See What Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and the Cast Are Up To Now

It’s been 20 years since Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman played sister witches who dabbled in dark magic before finding happiness together in a small town. The movie has stayed a fan-favorite two decades later, and the two stars reflected on their time filming when they reunited on the Oscars red carpet earlier this year. 

“We were talking about when we shot [Practical Magic] together and we asked her to get the tequila, she came back with her own tequila but we drank it anyway. We were a little drunk,” Bullock recalled.

“I love that movie,” Kidman said. “I showed that movie to my kids. It’s a little above their [level of understanding]… But we’re really good sisters.”

Click through to see what the star-studded cast is up to now. 

By the time Sandra Bullock starred as Sally Owens in Practical Magic, she already had both Speed movies and Hope Floats under her belt. But it’s safe to say the best was yet to come.

After bonding with Nicole Kidman as sister witches, Bullock went on to star in Miss Congeniality two years later, immediately making her a superstar. Successful turns in both comedies and drama followed until she finally won her well deserved Oscar for The Blind Side in 2009. 

Though Bullock, 54, has slowed down since adopting her adorable little ones — Louis, 8, and Laila, 6 — she’s still a fan-favorite on the big screen with recent hits like Ocean’s 8. Bullock next reunites with Sarah Paulson in the upcoming Netflix thriller Bird Box, out Dec. 21.

Like Bullock, Kidman was already an established name before playing Gillian Owens in Practical Magic, but her star only grew from there. Easily one of Hollywood’s most successful and sought after actresses, Kidman has been nominated for multiple Oscars and won for The Hours back in 2002 — just four years after trying her hand at black magic next to Bullock. 

Now, Kidman, 51, stars in multiple critically acclaimed movies every year and even made a splash in the TV world with her award-winning performance in Big Little Lies. She has three movies coming out this year alone, including her first dip into the superhero world as Aquaman’s mom in the upcoming standalone. 

Who can forget the legendary Stockard Channing as Aunt Janet? As one half of the sister duo that trained our movie heroines, Channing perfectly fit the mold for the role. 

And the 74-year-old actress, who already had movies like First Wives Club and Six Degrees of Separation under her belt, still enjoys success in both movies and TV. She’s maybe most remembered for turn as the president’s wife in The West Wing and recently had a recurring role in The Good Wife.

Channing’s other half was the equally legendary Dianne Wiest, who was already known for a string of hits dating back to the early ’80s.

And she’s still going. The actress, 70, stars with Clint Eastwood in the upcoming movie The Mule and has had several successful stints on TV, including the current CBS show Life in Pieces.

The man with one green eye and one blue that answered Bullock’s call finally provided a happy ending for our favorite cursed witch. And the actor who played him has found success of his own. 

Quinn, 59, continued his streak of playing officers of the law in the TV shows Third Watch, Prime Suspect, and, most recently, in CBS’s Elementary

A then-11-year-old Wood played Sandra Bullock’s daughter, who looked and acted a whole lot like Kidman’s Aunt Gillian. Wood is the first generation of Owens women who gets to practice magic freely and grow up knowing she can fall in love without consequences. 

Wood went on to grow up in the spotlight and find success in both movies and TV, including her recent award-winning turn in HBO’s Westworld

A tiny Camilla Belle played the younger version of Sandra Bullock’s Sally, and had the honor of casting the spell that one day brought her true love into her life.

Belle became the go-to young actress in the mid-2000s before starring in a string of independent movies.


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