Ever notice that the teenagers on your favorite shows are maybe not looking all that teenage anymore? For years, people in their early to mid-twenties have been playing teens on TV but some of these actors are closer to — *gasp* — 30!
Spencer from Pretty Little Liars is supposed to be about 18, but in real life Troian is about to turn 29. I always thought she looked mature for her age, and not just in the studious way. She's actually older than Ian Harding, who plays Mr. Fitz!
Emily Kinney plays 18 on The Walking Dead, so it seemed pretty creepy when she and Norman Reedus (Daryl) were getting cozy. In real life though she's 29, so it probably would still be creepy if she was getting cozy with Norman Reedus. Less creepy for sure, though.
4) Deborah Ann Woll - 29
(source) Deborah plays an eternally teenage vampire on True Blood, which ended its run a couple weeks ago. The problem with actors playing vampires is that well, humans grow older. Which brings us to...
Mae was a star in the 1930s, but decided she wanted to make one more romantic comedy, Sextette, in 1978 when she was ... 86. She stars as a young woman on her honeymoon with Timothy Dalton, who was 32 at the time. Sure, it's super gross, but props to Mae for believing in her youthful beauty to the very end.
Congrats to these actors who, like the rest of us, will be young forever and ever. Did any of them surprise you? Let me know @erikaheidewald or in the comments!
[An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Paul Wesley was on "True Blood." He's totally on "The Vampire Diaries," DUH.]