Age actually is however a quantity.

Now, everyone knows actors are inclined to play characters a *bit* out of their age vary.

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Sorry, Ben Platt.

This may look just a little odd, however I all the time discover it particularly humorous when an actor performs a personality of 1 age, then turns round and performs a personality manner youthful or older.

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Main Orphan vibes.

Listed below are a few of my favourite examples!


Bianca Lawson performed a excessive schooler in Fairly Little Liars the identical 12 months she performed a highschool steering counselor in Teen Wolf.

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Bianca’s character Maya died in 2012 on Fairly Little Liars, whereas her totally grownup character on Teen Wolf was launched that very same 12 months.


Jennifer Lawrence performed 17-year-old Katniss Everdeen in The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay Half II the identical 12 months she performed thirtysomething mom Pleasure in Pleasure.

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A basic case that reveals how Hollywood likes to solid adults as youngsters and in addition twentysomethings as middle-aged mothers.


Andrew Garfield performed the only dad of what seemed to be no less than an 8-year-old in 99 Properties the identical 12 months he performed teenage Peter Parker in The Superb Spider-Man 2.

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Let’s be actual, did anybody purchase Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as current highschool grads in that film?


Shirley Henderson performed the 12-year-old Moaning Myrtle within the Harry Potter movies whereas enjoying Bridget Jones’ thritysomething greatest good friend within the Bridget Jones’ Diary collection.

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^Identical girl, similar time interval.


Anne Hathaway performed the teenage Ella in Ella Enchanted, then the subsequent 12 months performed Lureen in Brokeback Mountain throughout the decades-long story.

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Lureen was already most likely virtually a decade older than Ella, after which she turned even older all through the movie.


Samuel L. Jackson performed 40-year-old Ken Carter in Coach Carter only a 12 months earlier than enjoying ageing musician Lazarus Redd in Black Snake Moan.

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I do not imagine they are saying Ken’s age within the movie, however the actual Ken Carter was 40 through the occasions of the movie.


Gwyneth Paltrow performed a child in Hook, a university scholar two years later in Malice, after which the same-aged spouse as 31-year-old Brad Pitt two years after that in Se7en.

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I assume you’ll be able to go from a child to 31 in simply 4 years! Who knew?


Amy Poehler performed a college-aged RA in Undeclared simply two years earlier than enjoying the mom of a teen in Imply Ladies.

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An actual busy 2 years, I see.


Paul Rudd performed a teenage camp counselor in Moist Sizzling American Summer, then the thirtysomething Mike on Associates a 12 months later.


In line with the present’s wiki, Mike was born in 1966, which means he was 36 when he met Phoebe.


Gabrielle Union performed teenage Isis in Deliver It On the identical 12 months she performed a physician on Metropolis of Angels.

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Until I am mistaken, to undergo med college and a residency and turn into an precise physician, you are most likely no less than 30, proper?


Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed a teen in Havoc and Brick the identical 12 months he performed a criminal offense kingpin’s personal physician in Shadowboxer.

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A number of teenagers-turned-doctors right here.


Emma Roberts performed a excessive schooler in Nerve only one 12 months earlier than enjoying a public protection lawyer in Who We Are Now.

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Once more, I really feel like you have to be in your late 20s to be a lawyer. I additionally need to level out that Emma performed a teen for 12 years — from 2004, when she starred in Unfabulous, to 2016, when she starred in Nerve.


Sally Fields performed the younger housewife/love curiosity of Tom Hanks’ character in Punchline, then 6 years later performed Tom Hanks’ mom in Forrest Gump into outdated age.

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I nonetheless discover this one so bizarre.


Talking of Forrest Gump — Tom Hanks performed a widowed father in Sleepless in Seattle, a veteran baseball participant/supervisor in A League of Their Personal, and a senior legislation affiliate in Philadelphia, all a couple of 12 months earlier than enjoying Forrest as a highschool scholar.

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Ah, one other instance of a single-dad-of-an-8-year-old-turned-high-schooler. It wasn’t so bizarre when Forrest received older, however I nonetheless assume they need to’ve used one other actor for highschool/school Forrest.


Stacey Sprint performed Luther’s spouse on St. Elsewhere seven years earlier than enjoying a teen in Clueless.

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For those who depend the Clueless TV present, Stacey continued enjoying a teen 11 years after St. Elsewhere, through which she performed an grownup.


Harry Shum Jr. performed a 30-year-old in Single by 30 only one 12 months after ending enjoying the teenage Mike on Glee.

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To be honest, Harry’s character Mike was most likely nearer to 20 when Glee ended, however nonetheless.


And eventually, Stockard Channing performed teenager Rizzo in Grease only one 12 months earlier than enjoying stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil in her twenties and early thirties within the TV movie Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story.

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Funnily sufficient, Stockard was truly nonetheless enjoying youthful than her age in The Kitty O’Neil Story — she was 35 on the time.