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How 19 Movie Stars Would Look If They Were The Same Age As The Characters They Portrayed

Throughout the film history, we’ve heard about movie stars going an extra mile or a whole lunar distance to fit their dream roles. However, what if their way to stardom requires taking “age is just a number” all too literally?

Quite often, adult actors and actresses have to play much younger characters. Talented actors do it so masterfully that viewers often don’t even notice it. Do you remember Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter films? Allegedly, Shirley, who played the character was 37 years old at the time of filming, which made her the oldest actor to play a student at Hogwarts.

Keep scrolling down to see what famous movie characters would look like if they were portrayed by actors who were the same age. Click here and here to read more interesting articles.

#1 Emma Thompson — Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)

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In “Sense and Sensibility”, Elinor is depicted as possessing a coolness of judgment and strength of understanding. Emma Thompson fulfilled the role of a 19-year-old girl well though she was actually 35.

#2 Zelah Clarke — Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)

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At the beginning of the novel, Jane Eyre, who was played by Zelah Clarke was ten. When the character was 18 years old, the actress turned 30.

#3 Shirley Henderson — Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

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Moaning Myrtle appeared quickly as Moaning Myrtle (the ghost of 14-year-old Myrtle Warren) in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. At the time of filming, the actress was 37 years old.

#4 Geraldine Somerville — Lily Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II)

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When the-21-year-old Lily Potter was portrayed by Geraldine Somerville whose age was 44.

#5 Adrian Rawlins — James Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II)

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Adrian Rawlins, who played James, was even older, 43, when the movies started and 53 when they ended. He is 32 years older than his character.

#6 Orlando Bloom — Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl)

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At the time of filming “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl”, Orlando Bloom was twice older as his role, Will Turner (just 18 years old).

#7 Jennifer Lawrence — Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

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During the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen was a 16-years-old girl. The character was played by Jennifer Lawrence who was 24 years old at that time.

#8 Gary Oldman — Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

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Sirius Black becomes prominent in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, in which he is the titular prisoner and is the godfather of Harry Potter. The character was portrayed by Gary Oldman. At that time, the actor was 46 while Black was supposed 34.

#9 Alan Rickman — Severus Snape (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

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Severus Snape is one of the most beloved characters in the “Harry Potter” films. During filming for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, Alan Rickman, who played the character turned 55 while Snape was just 31.

#10 Tom Holland — Peter Parker (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

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Tom Holland appeared as Peter Parker, a high school boy in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. The boy was just 15 years old while Tom’s actual age was 21.

#11 Dane DeHaan — Jason Glanton (The Place Beyond the Pines)

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#12 Audrey Hepburn — Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

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#13 Leonard DiCaprio — Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)

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#14 Emilia Clarke — Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

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#15 Michael J Fox — Marty McFly (Back to the Future)

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#16 Vivien Leigh — Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind)

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#17 John Travolta — Danny Zuko (Grease)

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#18 Meryem Uzerli — Hurrem Sultan (Muhteşem Yüzyıl)

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#19 Verónica Castro — Rosa García (Rosa salvaje)

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