12 Actors Who Were Way Older Than The Characters They Played, Yet Nobody Noticed

A film actor often resembles the character they are portraying in terms of age, which is one of the main distinctions between cinema acting and theater acting. There is more leeway in the theater because clothes, wigs, and theatrical makeup may turn a teenager into a little child. Since it's far simpler to observe someone in a camera closeup than it is hundreds of feet away on a theater stage, movies and television are typically not given this luxury. However, many films have managed to pull through such challenges.
Throughout cinema history, casting older actors as high school students has become customary for a very long time. Maybe those performers are older, and maybe the rest of the cast and crew are exempt from child labor restrictions. Whatever the cause, the casts of some of our most well-liked high school-based series tend to have members who are far older than their on-screen counterparts.
Read on if you’re dying to know who these amazing actors are.

#1 28-year-old Felicity Jones easily played 18-year-old Sophie (Breathe In, 2013).

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#2 27-year-old Charisma Carpenter was perfect in the role of a high school student (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season One, 1997).

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#3 27-year-old Carey Mulligan easily transformed into 18-year-old Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby, 2013).

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#4 Stockard Channing played a high school student at the age of 34 (Grease, 1978).

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#5 Robert Pattinson was 26 years old in the last film of the famous saga, while his character, Edward Cullen, was still only 17 (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, 2012).

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#6 Natalie Dormer was 32 years old when she was playing the role of 18-year-old Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones).

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#7 25-year-old Taylor Kitsch managed to play the role of a 15-year-old teenager (Friday Night Lights, 2006).

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#8 Kitsch’s colleague on set, 26-year-old Minka Kelly, effortlessly transformed into a 16-year-old girl (Friday Night Lights, 2006).

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#9 27-year-old Winona Ryder played 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen (Girl, Interrupted, 1999).

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#10 Alison Lohman played the role of a 16-year-old teenager when she was 27 years old (Flicka, 2006).

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#11 32-year-old Eric Christian Olsen played a high-schooler (Fired Up!, 2009).

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#12 40-year-old Peter Hayden Dinklage played the iconic role of Tyrion Lannister who was only 23 years old in the book and 32 years old in the TV series (Game of Thrones).

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