If younger, casting usually tries for children actors, and if older it is simply far less noticeable.If a show or movie carries a greater focus on the adults rather than the kids then they will usually avert this.Very specific actors can pull it off, usually attributing it to the character being Older Than They Look.In other cases, some stories work with this because a key plot point may be the character does not actually look their age and are trying to pass off as older than they really are.But with no such luck Hollywood will get by with appropriate clothing, hairstyles, makeup and mannerisms.Named for , which was notorious for it — James Van Der Beek (20), Katie Holmes (18), and Joshua Jackson (19) playing 15-year-olds (at the time of the pilot's filming).
As Mattix remembers it, “He said to me, ‘Lori, we were both children back then.’ I felt like telling him, ‘At least one of us was.’” Sable Starr lived to fuck rock stars. My mother owned a concession at the movie star restaurant Chasen’s. I probably took a Quaalude or something and wound up with a bloody nose. But then Mick started fighting with Mc Cartney or Lennon over who would sing on a particular song. He took me to one of the bondage-themed bedrooms that the studio had. It was a period in which everything seemed possible.
Kelly faced multiple allegations of having sex with minors, the most visible rock stars in the world blithely made it with girls who were barely out of junior high school. When he was in England, he would call me every day. I tried going to high school, but I couldn’t concentrate.
It was all glorified in the pages of a glossy magazine called , flicked at the Sunset Strip doings without so much as a wagged finger. I hung out with Sable and Queenie and went to the clubs and waited for him. And after Jimmy Page and David Bowie, what was I going to do with a North Hollywood boy? Of course there were other guys -- and amazing situations.
Also consider that production time may vary greatly from release of the movie or airing of the episode. Timeline issues sometimes make this more apparent, as 5 seasons of a tv show may only cover one year within the context of the story, making an actor who was an aversion become a straight example over time.
Consider also that the exact age of the may also be in question (a generic "high schooler" can be anywhere from 14 to 19).