veryyoungtvparents:

This one surprised me. In American Pie, Jennifer Coolidge (born 1961) plays Stifler’s Mom. Stifler is played by Seann William Scott (born 1976).

Age difference = 15 years

Jennifer Coolidge was only 38 in the first American Pie movie, you guys. Crazy.

The weird thing is how Joseph Gordon-Levitt grew up and now looks EXACTLY LIKE HEATH LEDGER. Because in this movie, can you imagine that was what was going to happen to JGL’s face?

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veryyoungtvparents:

On Reign, Anna Walton (born 1979) plays the mother of Torrance Coombs (born 1983).
Age difference = 4 years + magic “pagan” blood sacrifices

Today’s post from my other tumblr veryyoungtvparents! It ties in with this tumblr’s theme too, though, b/c I’m pretty sure 31-year-old Torrance is meant to be playing a teen on this show. Which makes his mother’s age allllmost work but not really.

veryyoungtvparents:

On Reign, Anna Walton (born 1979) plays the mother of Torrance Coombs (born 1983).

Age difference = 4 years + magic “pagan” blood sacrifices

Today’s post from my other tumblr veryyoungtvparents! It ties in with this tumblr’s theme too, though, b/c I’m pretty sure 31-year-old Torrance is meant to be playing a teen on this show. Which makes his mother’s age allllmost work but not really.

veryyoungtvparents:

On Lost Girl, Inga Cadranel (born 1978) plays the mother of Anna Silk (born 1974).
Age difference = -4 years + unconventional paranormal aging of succubi
(If you don’t watch the show, daughter is on the left and mother on the right in the above picture)

Another new post on my other tumblr, veryyoungtvparents!

veryyoungtvparents:

On Lost Girl, Inga Cadranel (born 1978) plays the mother of Anna Silk (born 1974).

Age difference = -4 years + unconventional paranormal aging of succubi

(If you don’t watch the show, daughter is on the left and mother on the right in the above picture)

Another new post on my other tumblr, veryyoungtvparents!

veryyoungtvparents:

In the upcoming film The Giver, Katie Holmes (born 1978) plays the mother of Brenton Thwaites (born 1989).

Age difference = 11 years

Now, this is a dystopian future where people don’t raise their biological children but it’s also a world where you choose your job at age 12 (or 16, in the movie, I think?) so I doubt they’d give a new baby to an 11 year old to raise.

Are you following my other tumblr, veryyoungtvparents yet?? It’s not just TV parents, I’m also featuring posts about very young movie parents too — like Katie Holmes, above.

On the left, 18-year-old Elizabeth Olsen at her high school graduation.

On the right, 25-year-old Elizabeth Olsen as 18-year-old recent grad Gerry in Very Good Girls.

On the left, 18-year-old Elizabeth Olsen at her high school graduation.

On the right, 25-year-old Elizabeth Olsen as 18-year-old recent grad Gerry in Very Good Girls.

eyeliveonmusic said: I know it's an old movie, but has anyone pointed out how Stockard Channing was 34 in Grease playing an 18 year old?

Oh hell yes. And the teens in this movie are meant to be 16, I think. Here’s the image I used in my original Stockard Channing post:

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PS — here’s a bind-up I did of all the ages of the Grease cast. Part one - Pink Ladies and part two - T-Birds and other dudes.

And here’s a link to all of my Grease-themed posts.

On the left, 16-year-old Jamie Bell as Smike in Nicholas Nickelby.
On the right, 26-year-old Jamie Bell as teenage Edgar in Snowpiercer.

On the left, 16-year-old Jamie Bell as Smike in Nicholas Nickelby.

On the right, 26-year-old Jamie Bell as teenage Edgar in Snowpiercer.

"When 12-year-old girls are watching something like the CW’s long-running campy drama One Tree Hill (which aired from 2003-2012), in which actors like 25-year-old Hilarie Burton played 17-year-old cheerleader Peyton Sawyer, they’re not seeing an accurate portrayal of their future on screen. They’re seeing a glamorized vision of some executive’s idealized version of high school instead. When a real 16-year-old cheerleader flips on the CW and sees fellow pompom shakers who look like Burton or costar Sophia Bush, also well beyond her high school years, they’re looking at themselves at wondering why they don’t look like that in their uniform. Here’s the secret: they didn’t when they were 16, either."

— Samantha Wilson, Why Teenagers Need to Play Teenagers On Screen (via thunderboltandlightning)

Aka the thesis of my entire tumblr.

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nothing-rhymes-with-grantaire:

newtalby:

thomas brodie-sangster through the years 2002-2014

This guy is 24 years old. In 2005 he was 15 and he looks 8.

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On the left: Sebastian Stan in 9th grade (approx 15 years old)
On the right: Sebastian Stan, age 20, playing 15-year-old Justin Capshaw in an episode of “Law & Order” (“Sheltered”, 2003).

On the left: Sebastian Stan in 9th grade (approx 15 years old)

On the right: Sebastian Stan, age 20, playing 15-year-old Justin Capshaw in an episode of “Law & Order” (“Sheltered”, 2003).

herswagger:

When they were little!!!

Not quite adult teens, but still AMAZING

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Here’s something odd, an actual teen on Teen Wolf!

Dylan Sprayberry (Liam) is 16 (born July 7,1998)

Like, some of the other “teen” cast could be cast as his parents with that 11 year age difference. :-)

In other news, “Sprayberry” is my new fav surname.

The AV Club gets on the adult teen bandwagon

Have you guys seen this article from the AV Club today about adult actors who always play teens? It includes the patron saint of Actual Teen vs. Adult Teen, Bianca Lawson.

On the left, 16-year-old Kimberly McCullough as Robin on General Hospital.
On the right, 22-year-old Kimberly McCullough as 16-year-old Jen on Once & Again.
This is one of those actual teens I remember finding odd at the time. Despite her tiny size and youthful appearance, McCullough’s character on GH was always the same age as the actress. So when she left GH an adult and popped up on O&A as a 16-year-old it was kinda weird.

On the left, 16-year-old Kimberly McCullough as Robin on General Hospital.

On the right, 22-year-old Kimberly McCullough as 16-year-old Jen on Once & Again.

This is one of those actual teens I remember finding odd at the time. Despite her tiny size and youthful appearance, McCullough’s character on GH was always the same age as the actress. So when she left GH an adult and popped up on O&A as a 16-year-old it was kinda weird.