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What Are Surprisingly Small Age Gaps Between Actors Who Played Parent And Child?

No one believes age is "nothing but a number" more than Hollywood casting.

We all know that Hollywood regularly casts actors with unrealistic age gaps.

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And yet, I still get surprised when I learn that two actors who played parent and child are WAY closer in age than I thought.


Like how Elizabeth Rodriguez and Dascha Polanco played mother and daughter on Orange is the New Black, even though Elizabeth is barely two years older than Dascha.


Or how Cher played Meryl Steep's mom in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, but IRL they only have a THREE-year age difference.

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And how In The Preacher's Wife, Jenifer Lewis was six years older than Whitney Houston when she played her mother!!!

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It just leaves me totally in awe.

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So tell us which age gaps between actors who played parent and child shocked you. You could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!