Are you ready for a blast from the past?
I’m sure you remember the holiday treasure that is Love Actually–you know, the 2003 ensemble film that has since become a romantic and seasonal staple?! Admit it: You own it. And you’re probably watching it right now. (No shame.)
If you know Love Actually, then you definitely recall Joanna, the 11-year-old girl who won your heart by singing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and had a precious love story with Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster). Their cute little subplot makes even the frostiest of snowmen melt. You’re not a human if you don’t love this ish! (Relive the adorableness below.)
Well, get ready to feel old and crusty, because Joanna–IRL name Olivia Olson–is all grown up now. The once-little girl is now a stunning 23-year-old young woman–and still singing. Look at her getting her drannnnk on, courtesy of Instagram.
Here she is again looking oh so trendy!
Look at her being a friend to the animals. A true angel.
Per her Twitter, Olivia now keeps herself busy doing voiceover work: She plays Marceline the Vampire Queen on Adventure Time and Vanessa Doofenshmirtz on Phineas & Ferb. But we’re mostly excited she’s still working her pipes. She released an EP, Beauty Is Chaos, in 2013 and still regularly posts new tunes to her YouTube page. Watch her slay one of her original songs titled “Barriers.”
This is the present you’ve been waiting for, to be honest. Here’s hoping she does another cover of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for old time sake! What do we have to do to make that happen?!