Table of content    
  1. Emma Watson (Beauty)
  2. Michelle Fairley (Lady Catelyn)
  3. Richard Madden (Robb Stark)
  4. Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish)
  5. Rory McCann (Sandor “the Hound” Clegane)
  6. Vasily Livanov (Sherlock Holmes )
  7. Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Abagnale)
  8. Jonathan Pryce (Don Quixote)
  9. Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly)
  10. Natascha McElhone (Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet)
  11. Clark Gable (Rhett Butler)
  12. Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy)

What If These 12 Actors Were The Same Age As The Characters They Portrayed

The magical transition from beloved books to the silver screen has always been an enthralling experience for fans, but one aspect that often sparks lively debates is the age disparity between the characters and their portrayals by actors. We find ourselves entranced by the actors' performances, yet it comes as a huge shock to know that their age diverges from that of the characters they embody.

While some don’t matter to the minor flaw, others argue it can impact the essence of the story. For many actors, being younger or older than their characters is not a matter that stops them from nailing these roles. 

Sometimes, we wonder what actors would look like if they were the same age as their characters. So, we decided to fantasize a bit.


#1. Emma Watson (Beauty)

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, the author of the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête, indicates the actual age of the main character, “Despite being 14 only…”


#2. Michelle Fairley (Lady Catelyn)

Fans of the novel A Song of Ice and Fire and the TV series Game of Thrones calculated the age of this character.


#3. Richard Madden (Robb Stark)

14 is the actual age of Robb and it was written in the book A Game of Thrones. 


#4. Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish)

Fans of the books and TV series also managed to calculate the age of this character. 


#5. Rory McCann (Sandor “the Hound” Clegane)

Sandor “the Hound” Clegane is around 5 years younger than Lady Catelyn.


#6. Vasily Livanov (Sherlock Holmes )

According to Arthur Conan Doyle’s book, Sherlock Holmes was born in 1854 and met Dr. Watson when he was approximately 27. 


#7. Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Abagnale)

Catch Me If You Can portrays Frank Abagnale’s life of committing bold crimes. He began his fraud career by writing fake checks at the age of 16. 


#8. Jonathan Pryce (Don Quixote)

Don Quixote’s age is indicated in the same name of the novel written by Miguel de Cervantes, “The age of this gentleman of ours was bordering on 50.”


#9. Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly)

Holly’s age is revealed at the beginning of the book Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “I thought her anywhere between 16 and 30; as it turned out, she was 2 months shy of her 19th birthday.”


#10. Natascha McElhone (Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet)

We don’t know exactly the age of Lady Capulet but her age can be calculated by her phrase, “By my count, I was your mother much upon these years that you are now a maid.” William Shakespeare revealed that Juliet wasn’t 14 yet which means Lady Capulet’s age is approximately 27. 


#11. Clark Gable (Rhett Butler)

Rhett Butler was about 33 years old which was indicated at the beginning of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind novel.


#12. Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy)

The phrase in the novel Pride and Prejudice “Such I was, from 8 to 8 and 20” shows the age of Jane Austen’s main character. 


Whose age difference is the most shocking to you? Share your thought in the comments. 

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