Young actresses with old faces

by huh_oh_i_c | created - 22 Jul 2011 | updated - 25 Jan 2012 | Public

(Previously named "young actresses who look older than they are")There's an interesting dynamic in today's casting. Actresses (actors too) often, if not always play characters that are considerably YOUNGER than they are, they are often five or more years older than their characters. (They call this an age-range, but it never means that actresses play characters that are OLDER.)

But, at the not-so-same token, young actresses often look OLDER than they really are, and they dress and behave accordingly. This makes for a double whammy: for example, the typical 16 year old actress is asked to play a 12 year old daughter of someone, and looks likes she's twenty one. Case in point, in Hard Candy, Ellen Page is supposed to be 14, but she seems to have been 17 at the time of shooting, and when you watch the film and interviews of that time, she sounds like a 21 year old. Casting agents often complain that all the 15 year olds in Hollywood look 21 ...

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Actress | Inherent Vice

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Hasn't really changed since she played Buffy

2. Zendaya

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3. Amandla Stenberg

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4. Willow Smith

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5. Bella Thorne

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Especially since the photoshoot with Adair

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7. Taylor Momsen

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She's wearing that girl's jeans!! ;)

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12. China Anne McClain

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13. Adair Tishler

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Still lucky with the body type

14. Elle Fanning

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This picture is rather old, check out Super 8 to see what I mean.

15. Madison Pettis

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16. Peyton List

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This headshot makes her look like a 21 year old with impeccable make up, and just check her out in Fast Forward!

17. Sammi Hanratty

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18. Dakota Blue Richards

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19. Rebecca Black

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Definitely looks older than 13!

20. Kendall Jenner

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It's not just her face, according to her bikini shoot.

21. Laura Marano

Actress | The Perfect Date

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22. Conchita Campbell

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Terrible waste of talent, why doesn't she act nomore??? ..

23. Mackenzie Rosman

Actress | 7th Heaven

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just another child actress throwing of her goody two shoes shackles http://cache.blippitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Mackenzie-Rosman-2.jpg

24. Morgan Turner

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Okay, I just added cos she looks like my ex, but she fits!

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She's on youtube with a load of clips

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27. Sierra McCormick

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28. Willow Shields

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can't be older than 11, but looks 18-21 ish

29. Audrey Whitby

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30. Ruby O. Fee

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Plays an older version of younger actress who acts older than she but ... time-travel .... cloning... I'm confused. http://www.talentconsultingberlin.de/images/stories/ruby/ruby-3_4-carolin-saage.jpg

31. Debby Ryan

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32. Chloë Grace Moretz

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Almost like a definition of beauty

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35. Kate Maberly

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36. Ariel Besse

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37. Abigail Breslin

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39. Ariel Winter

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40. Hailee Steinfeld

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42. Miranda Cosgrove

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44. Karley Scott Collins

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45. Jodelle Ferland

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46. Kristen Stewart

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47. Madison Davenport

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48. Jadin Gould

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49. Lia Marie Johnson

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50. Emma Gould

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51. Kelly Gould

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52. Avalon Robbins

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53. Rachel G. Fox

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54. Chloe Csengery

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55. Miranda Carabello

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56. Maria Lark

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57. Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Shrader ...

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59. Indiana Evans

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63. Lindsay Lohan

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