Characters / Bridge to Terabithia

Jesse Aarons Jr.

Played by: Josh Hutcherson

Leslie Burke

Played by: AnnaSophia Robb
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She's a runner who uses her sense of adventure to design an imaginary kingdom across the creek while Jesse is an artistic boy who tries to not let his many insecurities get the best of him.
  • Nice Girl: She is friendly to everyone she meets, and even reaches out to Janice Avery.
  • One of the Boys: Leslie's first friend is a guy, and it is implied that she doesn't have any others. Jesse befriends and spends time with her to get away from his girly-girl sisters, despite the fact that she's a girl as well.

May Belle Aarons

Played by: Bailee Madison

Joyce Ann Aarons

Played by: Grace Brannigan

Miss Edmunds

Played by: Zooey Deschanel
  • Cool Teacher: That plus her looks is what Jesse likes about her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had she not called Jesse to join her at the museum, Leslie would probably have survived her last trip to Terabithia.

Ellie Aarons

Played by: Emma Fenton

Brenda Aarons

Played by: Devon Wood

Janice Avery

Played by: Lauren Clinton

Mr. Aarons

Played by: Robert Patrick

Mrs. Aarons

Played by: Kate Butler

Mr. Burke

Played by: Latham Gaines

Mrs. Burke

Played by: Judy McIntosh

Gary Fulcher and Scott Hoager