See These Actors Looked At The Same Age As Their On-Screen Selves

The world of acting is a very complex one, and actors have to give their all to deliver outstanding performances in each of their roles. But characters are not always created specifically for a particular actor. Therefore, they sometimes go to great lengths to fit the perfect roles, whether it is by adopting method-acting techniques or drastically reducing their body weight. However, in other cases, actors manage to blend into characters who are considerably older or younger than themselves with only a little makeup or the proper outfit.
Thanks to the makeup and costume crews, our favorite actors can have spectacular transformations. And because of how well the performers below portray their parts, you might be startled to hear that they portrayed people who are a significant age apart from themselves. From Milly Alcock to Orlando Bloom, scroll down to see who they are and what characters they take on.

#1 Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen, House of the Dragon

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The narrative of the brand-new television show House of the Dragon, which is set in the world of fantasy seen in Game of Thrones, moves along very rapidly. While Milly Alcock, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen, is 22 years old, Rhaenyra is shown in the first three episodes of the series as being between the ages of 14 and 16.

#2 Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

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Older actors portray younger parts in both the prequel and the original series. When Jack Gleeson played the 17-year-old King Joffrey Baratheon, he was 12 years old. To be fair , Jack, 12, was too sweet to play a cruel and ominous king.

#3 Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

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Stefan, the younger of The Vampire Diaries two mysterious Salvatore brothers, becomes a vampire at the age of 17. Paul Wasley, who portrayed Stefan in the movie, was 27 years old when the television series debuted. He was 34 years old when the program ended, but he continued to portray a 17-year-old.

#4 Bianca Lawson as Maya St. Germain, Pretty Little Liars

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The series Pretty Little Liars portrayed the friendship between four young teenagers. When the program began, one of the girls, Maya St. Germain, played by Bianca Lawson, was 16 years old. In fact, Bianca was 31 years old.

#5 Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Riverdale

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One of the Sprouse twin brothers, Cole, played the role of the eldest cast member in a well-liked teenage series. Cole, who was depicting an 18-year-old, was 27. However, when Cole was 18 years old, he appeared in our favorite—and, to be honest, quite nostalgic in the movie The Suite Life on Deck.

#6 Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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When the second movie about the adventures of our beloved pirates was released, the flamboyant Will Turner, played by the equally magnetic Orlando Bloom, was 20 years old. Orlando was 28 at the time.
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