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19 Times Adult Actors Failed At Portraying Teens Onscreen

Age is a social construct!

As a consumer of film and television, I am aware that adults are usually the ones playing teens onscreen. However, there are times when even the best of actors aren't fooling ANYONE!

Here are some of the wildest examples:

1. Stockard Channing was 33 when she played Rizzo in Grease:

Rizzo smoking a cigarette next to Jan.

2. Michael Tucci was 31 when he played Sonny in Grease:

Sonny smirking in the halls of Rydell High.

3. Darren Barnet was 28 when he played Paxton Hall-Yoshida in Never Have I Ever:

Paxton Hall-Yoshida smoldering at Devi offscreen.

4. Antwon Tanner was 28 when he first appeared as Skills on One Tree Hill:

Skills talking to Lucas in his bedroom.

5. Rebel Wilson was 32 when she played Fat Amy/Patricia in Pitch Perfect:

Fat Amy looking suspicious.

6. Channing Tatum was 26 when he played Duke Orsino in She's the Man:

Duke giving a motivational speech on the soccer field.

7. Bianca Lawson was 31 when she first appeared as Maya St. Germain on Pretty Little Liars:

8. Gabrielle Union was 27 when she played Isis in Bring It On:

Isis confronting Torrance outside of Clover High.

9. Henry Winkler was 28 when he first appeared as Fonzie on Happy Days:

Fonzie puffing his chest next to another white man.

10. Tom Welling was 24 when he first appeared as Clark Kent on Smallville:

Papa Kent giving Clark a pen.

11. Shirley Henderson was 37 when she first appeared as Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter series:

Moaning Myrtle talking to someone offscreen.

12. Alan Ruck was 30 when he played Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

Cameron sitting with his arm over a chair.

13. Tammin Sursok was 27 when she first appeared as Jenna Marshall on Pretty Little Liars:

Jenna "looking" at someone next to her.

14. Timothy Granaderos was 31 when he first appeared as Monty on 13 Reasons Why:

Monty sitting in prison.

15. Jimmy Tatro was 25 when he first appeared as Dylan Maxwell on American Vandal:

Dylan pausing in the middle of his talking head confessional.

16. Ian Somerhalder was 31 when he first appeared as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries:

Damon smoldering at Elena.

17. Sean Patrick Thomas was 31 when he played Derek Reynolds in Save the Last Dance:

Derek teaching Sarah how to dance.

18. Cam Gigandet was 25 when he played Ryan McCarthy in Never Back Down:

Ryan showing off his abs for the crowd.

19. Finally, Francia Raisa was 31 when she first appeared as Ana Torres in Grown-ish:

Ana looking at Zoey with Gen-Z confusion.


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