veryyoungtvparents:

On The OC, Kelly Rowan (born 1965) played the biological mother of Adam Brody (born 1979) and adoptive mother of Ben McKenzie (born 1978).
Age difference between Rowan and Brody = 14 years. Age difference between Rowan and McKenzie = 13 years

This is from my other tumblr! Are you following veryyoungtvparents yet?? It’s the prefect side dish to actualteens!! PS Adam and Ben were 24 and 25, respectively, playing teens on The OC.

veryyoungtvparents:

On The OC, Kelly Rowan (born 1965) played the biological mother of Adam Brody (born 1979) and adoptive mother of Ben McKenzie (born 1978).

Age difference between Rowan and Brody = 14 years.
Age difference between Rowan and McKenzie = 13 years

This is from my other tumblr! Are you following veryyoungtvparents yet?? It’s the prefect side dish to actualteens!! PS Adam and Ben were 24 and 25, respectively, playing teens on The OC.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, aged 30, plays teenaged Dido Belle Lindsay in the new film Belle. At least, I’m assuming Dido is meant to be a teen as her “coming out” in society is a major plot point, and that usually happens when you’re in your late teens.

I don’t have an actual teen pic of Gugu, but I just saw this movie and it’s SO GREAT I had to post about it. Seriously. Such a great film

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, aged 30, plays teenaged Dido Belle Lindsay in the new film Belle. At least, I’m assuming Dido is meant to be a teen as her “coming out” in society is a major plot point, and that usually happens when you’re in your late teens.

I don’t have an actual teen pic of Gugu, but I just saw this movie and it’s SO GREAT I had to post about it. Seriously. Such a great film

strongestselfiegame said: You should do a post about Jason Earles as Jackson on Hannah Montana! Apparently he was actually 31 when he was playing a sophomore in high school.

Jason Earles is one of the all-time most notable adult teen actors. I’ve done two posts about him — here and here.

chimerical-charisma said: Have you done twilight and glee? I personally dislike twilight but it would be funny...

Re: Twilight, I’ve done a few of them. Click to see them here. But now that you mention it, the other Carlisles are meant to look like teens, right? So there are probably some more I can do there…

And I’ve done a bunch of Glee! Click to see them all.

whendoiturnbackintoapumpkin said: Tiffany Hines was 26 in 2009, when she first played the part of 16-year-old Michelle Welton on Bones.I can't find any pictures of her as an actual teen, though. The closest thing I found was a pic from 2005, when she was 22... Maybe something to look for?

I wasn’t able to find an actual teen pic of Tiffany HInes, but here’s a shot of her (age 26) playing 16-year-old Michelle on Bones:

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I know, girl. We didn’t believe that was your real age, either.

nipsandlizards said: Taylor Momsen is a great example of an actual teen playing an actual teen. She played Jenny in Gossip Girl, I think she was the only actual teen in the show!

I was just talking about this with a friend of mine! Taylor Momsen was 13 when she was cast as Jenny Humphrey, playing her true age (14) through the first season. The other actors were all in their late teens/early 20s but meant to be (I think) 16 or 17. So she was at least five years younger than the others, but playing a year or two younger.

(Taylor on the far right of the pic below)

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So she def came across as younger than the others, as suited her character. But as the character grew up and the show teased her being in a relaysh with Nate (played by Chace Crawford, eight years her senior) everyone got squicked out and the plotline was ended.

That didn’t stop her from hooking up with Chuck Bass (played by Ed Westwick, seven years her senior) though they never shot her in the same gauzy sex scenes as they did the older female actresses.

Imagine if they’d cast 20-year-old Taylor in the role. She would have been closer in age to the rest of the cast, but she’d also have looked like this.

nipsandlizards said: Bianca Lawson played a teenager in 2011, in American Horror Story "Pilot" (just as an extra, but still... an adult teen)

Correct! Yes, the patron saint of actual teen/adult teen, Bianca “Kendra the Vampire Slayer/Maya St.Germain” Lawson did appear on American Horror Story in 2011, aged 32, playing a teen who menaced Taissa Farminga’s character. She’s second from the left in this pic:

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Real talk: a 32-year-old teenager was the least fucked-up thing about American Horror Story season 1.

excessively-irish-courfeyrac said: This is the most self-confidence boosting blog ever. Thank you!

You’re welcome! Glad to help remind everyone that TV teens aren’t the same thing as real-life teens :-)

imakegoodlifechoices:

I just realized that Ian Bohen is 38 years old… Shelley Hennig is 27. Ian is supposed to be Shelley’s dad. An 11 year difference with the actors. Character-wise, Malia is supposed to be 17, and Peter is some magical wolf age. Oh and they’re introducing some new character named Liam who’s 15 and…

Further to my recent Shelley Hennig actual teen post, some mindbending info about the ages of Shelley and the dude playing her Dad. Add to that a new actual teen actor/character, and you’ve got like Game of Thrones level age fuckery going on. Love it.

It’s here!! Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur and I invite you to join my new tumblr, Very Young Tv Parents (veryyoungtvparents.tumblr.com).

It’s here!! Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur and I invite you to join my new tumblr, Very Young Tv Parents (veryyoungtvparents.tumblr.com).

I’m planning a new tumblr project (don’t worry, I’m going to keep updating this one too!) about Very Young TV Parents. For instance, the actress who played Kirsten on The OC was 38 when she began playing the adoptive mother of Ben McKenzie, aged 25 which is a 13 year age difference. Plausible, but not common.

Send me your suggestions for Very Young TV Parents! I’m thinking the ‘rents on Gossip Girl likely qualify, as do many of the soap opera parents whose children fell victim to Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome.

crystalblueenigma:

There is only 1 year difference between these two actors. 24 and 25.

Petition to cast Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as a new freshman on PLL.

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sherl-awkward said: are you going to do actual teen adult teeen for the fault in our stars?

Good question! I’ve done one for Shailene Woodley (here) but haven’t found actual teen pics of Ansel Elgort or Nat Wolff (which you think would be super-easy given Nat’s whole child star status, but the stuff Nat did aged 16/17 isn’t as photographed as stuff he did earlier and later)

So if any Nerdfighters can do me a solid and track down pics of Ansel and Nat aged 16/17, I can do up more TFIOS posts!

On the left, 17-year-old Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004.

On the right, 27-year-old Shelley Hennig as 17-year-old Malia on Teen Wolf.

On the left, 17-year-old Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004.

On the right, 27-year-old Shelley Hennig as 17-year-old Malia on Teen Wolf.

On the left, 17-year-old Kathryn Prescott as Emily on Skins.
On the right, 23-year-old Kathryn Prescott as teenage Carter on the new MTV show Finding Carter.
So interesting seeing Skins actors (who are famously all actual teens during the show) popping up in the US as adult teens. See also: Kaya Scodelario, Ben Lloyd-Hughes.

On the left, 17-year-old Kathryn Prescott as Emily on Skins.

On the right, 23-year-old Kathryn Prescott as teenage Carter on the new MTV show Finding Carter.

So interesting seeing Skins actors (who are famously all actual teens during the show) popping up in the US as adult teens. See also: Kaya Scodelario, Ben Lloyd-Hughes.