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    Sheldon from big bang theory is 36!!!

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    I think the cast of Cruel Intentions were in their late twenties, playing teenagers. Selma Blair definitely was.

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    Lane in Gilmore girls was 30 playing a teenager.

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    I read somewhere recently that the reason so many older actors play teenage roles (Glee is a perfect example) is simply to do with avoiding child labour laws!.

    An adult can work many hours in a day no dramas but laws protect children - anyone under 18 - from working too many hours, not having access to school/tutors etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Wasn't the girl who played the nerd in 90210 much older? Don't remember her character's name but she wore glasses and she had curly hair.

    The actress who plays Donna on West Wing is also older than her character implies.
    She played Andrea and was friends with Brendan. She was in her 30s

    Edward furlong was 15 when he played John Conner in terminator 2 and John Conner was supposed to be 10.

    Leonardo dicaprio played a lot of younger roles when he was in his 20s because he looked young

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Wasn't the cast of Grease older?
    Stockard Channing who played rizzo was the oldest in her 30s

    While Dinah manoff who played Marty was younger than her character

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    I think it often makes sense - you can let teenage CHARACTERS get naked and do each other on TV... not so easy to allow actual teenagers to get naked and do each other on there though. lol.

    Also figure they've got maturity... and REAL 16 year old boys? They're often kinda scrawny and dealing with acne... etc. Plus the work ethic of a 16-year-old boy? I wouldn't be counting on it too much... lol. I figure some older people might cope better with tougher storylines too... though I know they still put children in these roles, I'm sure it must be less emotionally harmful/scary/traumatic/etc on an adult than a kid.

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    Charisma Carpenter that played Cordelia in Buffy was in her late 20's when she played Cordelia who was meant to be 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I also think most of the cast of Felicity were a few years older than the character they played? But perhaps not that much I guess.

    Colin fairy is in his 50s and played a 30 something in Bridget Jones' Diary. Sonia Hugh Grant come to think of it.

    Be still my beating heart.
    The girl that plays Bridget friend who is crying in the bathroom in her first scene is in her 30s she played moaning myrtle in Harry potter and chamber of secrets who is only 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    The girl that plays Bridget friend who is crying in the bathroom in her first scene is in her 30s she played moaning myrtle in Harry potter and chamber of secrets who is only 14
    Now THAT is an age difference - wow!


 

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