These 8 Actresses Played Roles Way Older Than Their Actual Age

Hollywood is notorious for choosing actors and actresses who are well into adulthood to play teenagers. However, there are some rare cases when actresses are cast in roles for characters who are much older than they are in real life. Here are 7 actresses who played roles way older than their actual age.

Sasha Pieterse in Pretty Little Liars
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Sasha Pieterse was just 13-years-old when she landed the role of high school student Alison DiLaurentis on ABC Family/FreeForm's Pretty Little Liars. This might not seem like a huge jump, but think about how much you matured between middle school and high school. Before the five year time jump, Pieterse even matched and then surpassed Alison's age. However, after seven seasons and with the time jump, Pieterse is once again younger than Alison. This is all well and good since this type of versatility will only help as Pieterse moves forward in her career.
Estelle Getty in The Golden Girls
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When The Golden Girls came bursting on to our television screens back in 1985, actress Estelle Getty played Sophia Petrillo, the 79-year-old mother of Bea Arthur’s character, Dorothy. In reality, Getty was only 62-years-old when the series debuted, making her one year younger than Bea Arthur IRL. However, age apparently didn't make any difference for Getty. As a result of her super iconic portrayal, she was nominated seven years in a row for an “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” Emmy.
Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid, Love
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Emma Stone was just 22-years-old when she starred in 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love as Hannah. Hannah was supposed to be 26-years-old, so there wasn't a huge age difference, however, it was super impressive considering her co-star Ryan Gosling was 30-years old at the time. Up next, the now 28-year-old is in talks to play the iconic Disney villain Cruella de Ville. It will be amazing to see what that age gap looks like.
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Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
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Jennifer Lawrence had just turned 22-years-old when 2012's Silver Linings Playbook hit theaters. It was odd therefore to see Lawrence who had just starred as 17-year-old Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games playing 30-something widow Tiffany opposite 37-year-old Bradley Cooper. Despite all of this, Lawrence was still incredible in the role.
Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns
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We know you forgot there was a 21st century Superman before Henry Cavill took over the role. (Don't worry, we completely forgot as well.) However, back in 2006 Warner Bros. delivered Superman Returns. Though she was only 22-years-old at the time, Kate Bosworth played Pulitzer Prize winner and seasoned journalist Lois Lane who also had a 5-year-old son. Though Bosworth is a great actress, we're super excited to see veteran actress Amy Adams in the role these days.
Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck
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Lindsay Lohan was just 19-years-old when 2006's Just My Luck hit the theaters. However, in the rom-com, Lohan played Ashley Albright who was in her mid-to late twenties. Albright works at a huge marketing firm and has a extremely successful career. (That even sounds like a bit of a stretch for someone in their mid-twenties.) Hopefully we'll be seeing more of Lohan on the big screen soon.
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Jennifer Lawrence in Joy
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Jennifer Lawrence's lengthy filmography proves that she is a super versatile actress especially when it comes to the roles that she takes on. Though she was no stranger to playing a woman in her 30's since Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence's role as Joy was an entire new ball game. In the 2015 film, Lawrence played American inventor, Joy Mangano, a mother of three who was well into her 30's when she invited the Miracle Mop and became the Queen of the Home Shopping Network. That's a bit of a stretch for a 25-year old.
Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation
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When she was just 18-years-old, Scarlett Johansson starred in Sofia Coppola's 2003 film Lost In Translation as Charlotte. The character was supposed to be a college graduate who had already been married for some time. At the very least, Charlotte should have been in her mid-to-late twenties. At the time, Johansson's co-star Bill Murray was 52-years-old. None of this matters, because we all know ScarJo kicks ass in whatever she does.