5 Teen Stars who are really quite old

Sunday April 12th 2009


One of the few good things you could say about Skins was that the actors were roughly the same ages as their characters. America hasn’t quite caught on yet…

JESSE EISENBERG
The king of poncy teen angst has been nervously mumbling his way through indie hits for the past 7 years. Jesse Eisenberg is twenty five years old.

ROGER DODGER (2002)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 18
ADVENTURELAND (2009)
CHARACTER AGE: 18
REAL AGE: 25

JUSTIN LONG
He’s just about manager to branch out a bit lately, mainly thanks to Judd Apatow, but as recently as 2006 Justin Long was still playing teenagers. Justin Long is thirty years old.

GALAXY QUEST (1999)
CHARACTER AGE: 16
REAL AGE: 20
ACCEPTED (2006)
CHARACTER AGE: 18
REAL AGE: 28

DENISE RICHARDS
Denise Richards has pretty much disappeared now. Which is a shame. It might be because she is finally too old to play 17 year olds. Denise Richards is thirty eight years old.

SAVED BY THE BELL (1990)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 18
WILD THINGS (1998)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 27

TOBEY MAGUIRE
I’m not about to start feeling sorry for Tobey Maguire but he will never escape Peter Parker. Tobey Maguire is thirty three years old.

THE ICE STORM (1997)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 21
SPIDER-MAN (2002)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 27

MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG
Michellllllllllle Traacccccctennnnnberrrrrggg. Most people won’t be too upset that she still looks 17. Michelle Trachtenberg is twenty three years old.

EUROTRIP (2004)
CHARACTER AGE: 18
REAL AGE: 18
17 AGAIN (2009)
CHARACTER AGE: 17
REAL AGE: 23