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20 Times Hollywood Shamelessly Made Child Actors Become Adult Actors’ Love Interests

We all know that Hollywood tends to cast people way out of their age range in terms of the characters. Moreover, when it comes to child actors or teenagers, Hollywood seems to shamelessly make them become adult actors’ love interests. Oftentimes they go to extreme ranges to blend into the characters much older than themselves. But, things don’t always work that way. Sometimes, the age gap between the teenage actors and their love interests seem unnecessary and gross. So in today’s article, we picked the times when Hollywood shamelessly made the weird age gaps between child actors and their love interests. Here’s a list of 20 times when Hollywood made child actors become adult actors’ love interests.

During the filming of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Tapestry,” Patrick Stewart was 52 years old. And J.C Brandy was only 17 when she was cast.

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Peyton Kennedy was just 14 years old when she was cast in Everything Sucks. Whereas her love interest, Sydney Sweeney, was nearly 20 when they both made out on the show.

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Kirsten Dunst was only 11 years old when she had to kiss Brad Pitt in Interview With A Vampire. And, Brad Pitt was 30 years old at that moment.

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In a comedy series, Starstruck, Danielle Campbell was about 15 years old when she was cast. Whereas her partner, Sterling Knight, was 22 years old.

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Mila Kunis was only 14 years when she was cast for That 70’s Show. And it is known that she lied about her age to make it to the cast. While her partner, Ashton Kutcher, was 20 at the time.


Madison Reyes was only 17, while Charlie Gillespie was 23 when Julie and the Phantoms was released.

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17 years old Chloë Grace Moretz was the love interest of Jamie Blackley, who was 22 years old during the filming of If I Stay.

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Emmy Rossum was 17 years old, while Gerard Butler was 34, and Patrick Wilson was 30 when Phantom Of the Opera was released.

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In Endless Love, the age gap between Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt was of 6 years.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the star kid of the Netflix big hit Never Have I Ever, was only 16 when the shoot began. On the other hand, her love interest Darren Barnet was 28.

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The age gap between Cameron Monaghan as Ian and Noel Fisher as Mickey was of 9 years. Noel was 26 when he was cast in Shameless.

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Corbin Bleu was 16, while his love interest, Monique Coleman was 25 in High School Musical.


Again, in the show Shameless, Cameron Monaghan was 17 while Pej Vahdat was almost 30 and was Cameron’s on-screen love interest. Although, they mentioned that the script contained the age gap between the two characters.

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The age gap between the cast of Gossip Girl was of around 8 years. Taylor Momsen was 14, while Chace Crawford was 22.


Mandy Moore was 17, and Shane West was 23 and was romantically involved during the shoot of A Walk To Remember.

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In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Keira Knightley was only 17 years old, while Orlando Bloom, being her love interest, was 25.


When they filmed Pretty Little Liars, Sasha Pieterse was 14 while Shay Mitchell was 23

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During the shoot of My Father the Hero, Katherine Heigl was literally 14 years old, while Dalton James being her love interest, was 22.

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In Pretty Little Liars, Sasha Pieterse was only 14 years old when her character had a thing for 26-year-old Ryan Merriman.

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Selena Gomez was 15 when she played the character of Brian Kubach’s girlfriend in the first season of Wizards Of Waverly Place. Brian was almost 24 at that time.

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