Thursday, August 23, 2012

They're How Old?

They're How Old? Try to guess the age difference between these actors and their on-screen alter egos. Older actors and actresses downplaying their real age to play a much younger character is nothing new. Remember Rizzo in "Grease"? The actress who played the 18-year-old was nearly twice her Pink Lady's senior during filming of the 1978 musical. The same goes for Michael J. Fox. His character, Marty McFly, was 17 while Fox was 29 when "Back to the Future Part III" wrapped in 1990.
Sissy Spacek was 26 when she portrayed the lead character in 1978's "Carrie," and 29-year-old Stacey Dash played ditzy 17-year-old Dionne to valley girl perfection in "Clueless." Now, there's a new crop of older thespians with baby faces playing younger characters on the big and small screens. Don't let their mugs fool you. Can you guess their real ages?
Minka Kelly "Friday Night Lights" She played high school student and cheerleader Lyla Garrity in this NBC series about a high school football team in the fictional small town of Dillon, Texas. Perhaps the most fictional part of the series is that Kelly was nowhere near high-school age when she landed the role in 2006.
Andrew Garfield "The Amazing Spider-Man" When Andrew Garfield filmed this flick, alter-ego Peter Parker was just 17 years old, while the studly actor was just a tad bit older. Oh, what a deceptive web we weave.
Cory Monteith "Glee" The TV heartthrob plays Finn Hudson, star quarterback turned high-school glee club member, on this embarrassingly addictive FOX series. Subconsciously, his character must be in the "real age" know, as Finn has fallen for both Quinn Fabray and glee club star singer Rachel Berry
Rose McIver "The Lovely Bones" She looked like a regular teenager when she portrayed Lindsey Salmon, younger sis to main character Susie Salmon in this 2009 movie. In actuality, McIver was nearly a decade older than her teenage co-star.
Jason Earles "Hannah Montana" He could probably still pass for a teenager today, but this actor was nowhere near the age of Miley Stewart's (played by Miley Cyrus) brother, Jackson, when he took on the Disney sitcom role in 2006.
Chace Crawford "Gossip Girl" Crawford was 22 when he landed the role of Nate Archibald on this CW teen drama, playing the "golden boy" best friend of bad boy Chuck Bass. But the real gossip? How old this actor really is.
John Cho "Star Trek" Talk about falling into a black hole of time. His character Sulu was barely of legal drinking age when Cho played him in this 2009 space odyssey sequel. Cho himself? He could have been the seasoned bartender serving the drinks.
Paul Wesley "The Vampire Diaries" He plays vampire Stefan Salvatore, the younger brother of Damon Salvatore and love interest of 17-year-old Elena Gilbert. His real-life wife, who is much closer to his real-life age, plays alongside him as Dr. Meredith Fell.
Gabourey Sidibe "Precious" Her portrayal of 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones in this 2009 film earned Sidibe a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards. It's unclear what the most challenging part of getting into character was for Sidibe, but playing a high-school teenager must have been near the top of the list.
Blair Redford "The Lying Game" He plays Ethan Whitehorse, a sexy lad who falls for identical twin sisters on this ABC Family teen drama. But the real lie is Redford's fictional age.
Kenny Wormald "Footloose" Following in his predecessor's footsteps, this fresh-faced actor was much younger than the character he played in this 1984 remake. Kevin Bacon was 26 when he landed the part of 17-year-old Ren MacCormack. Looks like Wormald followed Bacon's lead on this one
Trevor Donovan "90210" This hunky actor is best known for his role as Teddy Montgomery on this hit teen drama. His character came out of the closet in the third season, but what's still being kept hush-hush is this actor's real age. What would the faculty of West Beverly say if that got out?
Amanda Bynes "Easy A" She doesn't always act her age, and her role as conservative high school student Marianne Bryant in this 2010 movie is no exception. Passing as a teenager earns Bynes an A+ in our book. The rest of her hijinx? Not so much.
Megan Park "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Park plays Grace Bowman, a perky blond conservative Christian cheerleader who has her share of high-school boyfriends, all while struggling with her vow to stay celibate until marriage. If she really wants to stay pure, she should come clean about her age.
Dave Franco "21 Jump Street" The younger brother of actor James, this Franco sibling played a high-school drug dealer in the movie adaptation of the popular late '80s television series. In fact, he was only 2 when the series premiered.
Bianca Lawson "Pretty Little Liars" She was an original cast member of 1993's "Saved By the Bell: The New Class," playing teenager Megan Jones. Nearly two decades later, we're still buying her high school act as the new girl in school, Maya St. Germain, in ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars". Hey, if the series title fits ...
Zac Efron "Me and Orson Welles" For his breakout role, Efron played popular jock Troy Bolten in the Disney Channel's "High School Musical"—a role he landed after getting his real-life diploma. Three years later, he played 17-year-old Richard Samuels in the 2009 period drama, "Me and Orson Welles." You do the math.

They're How Old? Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn


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