10 Actors Who Were Terribly Miscast For Their Age And 10 That Were Perfectly Matched

Actors who are suitable for their character have a leg up on their acting and also make the director's job easier. On the contrary, they will ruin the entire movie if they are miscast. They are by no means bad actors, he’s just unfit for this role. And no matter how much they attempt, the viewers still perceive the unreality when they portray their characters.
One of the most popular miscast cases is due to unmatched age. It seems a tall order to play a role that’s much older or younger than the real ages of actors. Shirley Henderson is a great example of that. Her fans may have cried a river when she played a 14-year-old ghost in Harry Porter, while she was 37 in real life.
But Shirley is just one of many horribly miscast cases, and we will enlist 9 other ones in this post. We also compare them with 10 other actors playing roles that are the same age. In the end, you will realize that it’s much better for actors who play roles that fit their age.

#1 Lachlan Watson successfully portrayed "Theo" in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. At this time, he was 16, as same as Theo.

Source: Netflix

#2 Shirley Henderson was 37 when played 14 years old Moaning Myrtle in Harry Porter.

Source: Warner Bros.

#3 Blake Cooper was 12 when filming as Chuck in The Maze Runner. His character was also supposed to be 12.

Source: 20th Century Fox Netherlands

#4 When Ross Butler filmed To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, he was 28 years old. Yet his character was around 17.

Source: Netflix

#5 Star of Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard began acting in Mike for the show when he was just 12 years old. His character was also supposed to be 12.

Source: Netflix

#6 Gloria Stuart, who played 100 years old Rose in Titanic, was 86 at the time of filming.

Source: Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox

#7 Taylor Momsen started portraying 14-years-old Jenny in Gossip Girl when she was also 14 years old.

Source: The CW

#8 Star of Euphoria, Alexa Demie is supposedly 31 years old, while her character was 18.

Source: HBO

#9 Kirsten Dunst was 18 when filming Bring It On. Her character is a high school senior, and equal to her real age.

Source: Universal Pictures / Buena Vista International

#10 Jason Earles, the star of Hannah Montana, was 29 years old when the sitcom first aired. He portrayed Jackson, Miley's 16-year-old brother.

Source: Disney Channel

#11 Dylan Sprayberry began shooting for Teen Wolf when he was 15 years old. The age of 15 would be the appropriate age for his character, Liam, who was a freshman transfer.

Source: MTV

#12 Never Have I Ever star, Darren Barnet was 28 when he portrayed high school junior Paxton (so around age 16 or 17).

Source: Netflix

#13 Michelle Trachtenberg, who starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was 14 years old when she was originally presented as Buffy's younger sister.

Source: The WB

#14 When filming Season 1 of "13 Reasons Why" Timothy Granaderos Jr. was 29 years old. While  Montgomery - his character, was around 17 or 18.

 Source: Netflix

#15 In The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald's character was 16 years old, as same as her real age.

Source: Universal Pictures

#16 When Harry Shum Jr.'s debut episode of Glee aired, he was 27 years old. He played a sophomore, probably around 16 or 17.

Source: Fox

#17 Amandla Stenberg played the 12-year-old Rue in The Hunger Games when she was also 12.

Source: Lionsgate

#18 Trevor Donovan, who is 30 years old, was chosen to play Teddy (a high school junior) in Season 2. His character would have been about 17 years old at this time.

Source: The CW

#19 When Martha was being filmed for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Morgan Turner was 17 years old. The character was most likely 16 or 17 years old in the film, given that two years later she was in college.

 Source: Sony Pictures Releasing

#20 When the first season of Sex Education was being filmed, Tanya Reynolds was roughly 27 years old. Yet her character - Lily, was about 16.

Source: Netflix

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