25 Times Hollywood — I Kid You Not — Cast A Child Actor And An Adult Actor As Love Interests
Hollywood: "He's 52, she's 17. It's fine."
We asked the members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what age gap between a teen actor and the actor who played their love interest surprised them. Here are some of their eye-opening responses:
Taylor Momsen was 15 and Chace Crawford was 23 when their characters in Gossip Girl first got romantically involved.
Keira Knightley was 18 when Love Actually was filmed, and she had two much older men in love with her.
Hilary Duff was 15 when she filmed A Cinderella Story with Chad Michael Murray, who was 22.
When they filmed the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Tapestry," Patrick Stewart was 52 and J.C. Brandy was 17.
Selena Gomez was 15 and Brian Kubach was 24 when they played boyfriend and girlfriend in the first season of Wizards of Waverly Place.
In A Walk to Remember, Mandy Moore was 17 and Shane West was 23.
Shay Mitchell was 22 and Sasha Pieterse was 14 when they started filming Pretty Little Liars.
Sasha Pieterse was also 14 when her character had a fling with 26-year-old Ryan Merriman on Pretty Little Liars.
Keira Knightley was 17 and Orlando Bloom was 25 while filming Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
When they filmed My Father the Hero, Katherine Heigl was 14 while Dalton James was 22.
In High School Musical, Corbin Bleu was 16 during the filming of the first movie, but Monique Coleman was 25.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was 17 while filming Never Have I Ever Season 1, and Darren Barnet was 28.
In Shameless, Cameron Monaghan was 17 when he was cast as Ian, and Noel Fisher was 26 when he was cast as Mickey.
Also in Shameless, though there was supposed to be an age gap between the characters, Cameron Monaghan was only 17 when his onscreen love interest, Pej Vahdat, was nearly 30.
In Endless Love, Brooke Shields was 16 and Martin Hewitt was 22.
Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley are six years apart and played love interests in If I Stay. She was 16 and he was 22.
Emmy Rossum was only 17 in Phantom of the Opera, while Gerard Butler was 33 and Patrick Wilson was 30.
Madison Reyes from Julie and the Phantoms is only 16, while Charles Gillespie is 22.
Selena Gomez had just turned 16 when Another Cinderella Story was released, and her love interest, Drew Seeley, was 26.
Mila Kunis lied about her age to get cast in That '70s Show. She was 14 when she was cast and 15 when the first episode aired. Ashton Kutcher was 20.
Jared Leto and Claire Danes were on My So-Called Life. He is eight years older and would have been around 22 when the show was on, while she was around 15.
In Starstruck, Danielle Campbell was around 15 years old and Sterling Knight was around 20 years old.
Melissa Gilbert was 15 and Dean Butler was 23 in Little House on the Prairie when the show first introduced his character, Almanzo.
In Everything Sucks, Sydney Sweeney was nearly 20 and she made out with Peyton Kennedy, who was 13.
And Kirsten Dunst was 11 years old and Brad Pitt was 30 when she had to kiss him in Interview with the Vampire.
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