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25th Jun '17 8:32:46 PM Seanette
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* In the [[BritishSeries British sitcom]] ''Series/OnTheBuses'', this [[PlayingGertrude trope]] was first [[AvertedTrope averted]] in season 1, the character of Stan Butler's mother was played by ''Cicely Courtneidge'' who was 22 years older than the actor ''Reg Varney'' who played Stan Butler, but in seasons 2-7, the [[PlayingGertrude trope]] was played straight when they [[TheOtherDarrin brought in a new actress]]''(Doris Hare)'' to play the mother. She was only 10 years older than ''Reg Varney''.

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* In the [[BritishSeries British sitcom]] ''Series/OnTheBuses'', this [[PlayingGertrude trope]] was first [[AvertedTrope averted]] in season 1, the character of Stan Butler's mother was played by ''Cicely Courtneidge'' Cicely Courtneidge, who was 22 years older than the actor ''Reg Varney'' Reg Varney who played Stan Butler, but in seasons 2-7, the [[PlayingGertrude trope]] was played straight when they [[TheOtherDarrin brought in a new actress]]''(Doris Hare)'' actress]] (Doris Hare) to play the mother. She was only 10 years older than ''Reg Varney''.Reg Varney.
21st Jun '17 8:41:43 AM Temmere
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* ''Film/LoveActually'' featured Creator/KeiraKnightley playing a character who was probably meant to be older than she actually was - as said character was getting married, Keira being barely ''eighteen''. Her on-screen husband is eight years older than her - and her other love interest is ''twelve'' years older in real life.



* Creator/JenniferLawrence so far in all her roles in Creator/DavidORussel movies, seemingly getting more pronounced with each one. ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' is an arguable example, it came out when she was 22 but her character Tiffany has been married for several years and then widowed, placing her in her late twenties/ early thirties. ''Film/AmericanHustle'' came a year later and Lawrence's character in that movie is in her mid-to-late thirties (although the real woman portrayed was in her late ''forties''). ''{{Film/Joy}}'' is a borderline case, as the movie focuses on Joy Mangano's attempts to get her products sold - and she starts out the same age as Lawrence and only a couple of years pass (besides the DistantFinale).
18th Jun '17 8:21:02 PM jormis29
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* The film ''Film/{{Unfaithful}}'' featured a then- 37-year-old Diane Lane as a housewife having an affair with a younger man (her infuriated husband is shocked to see how young the guy is and later blasts her for throwing their life away "for a fucking kid!") The "younger" man was played by the then-36 year old Oliver Martinez.

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* The film ''Film/{{Unfaithful}}'' featured a then- 37-year-old Diane Lane Creator/DianeLane as a housewife having an affair with a younger man (her infuriated husband is shocked to see how young the guy is and later blasts her for throwing their life away "for a fucking kid!") The "younger" man was played by the then-36 year old Oliver Martinez.
11th Jun '17 9:26:26 PM mouschilight
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** 32-year-old Creator/AmyPoehler played Regina's mom, despite being just five years older than Creator/RachelMcAdams. Creator/TinaFey even mentions this in one of the featurettes. Justified, in that a) she was probably picked up as a young trophy wife, b) it's implied that she has had excessive plastic surgery, her "hard-as-rocks" boob job being just the tip of the iceberg, and c) [=McAdams=] is [[DawsonCasting a full decade older than her character]], so it is entirely plausible that Poehler's character really ''is'' meant to be in her early-to-mid thirties.

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** 32-year-old Creator/AmyPoehler played Regina's mom, despite being just five seven years older than Creator/RachelMcAdams. Creator/TinaFey even mentions this in one of the featurettes. Justified, in that a) she was probably picked up as a young trophy wife, b) it's implied that she has had excessive plastic surgery, her "hard-as-rocks" boob job being just the tip of the iceberg, and c) [=McAdams=] is [[DawsonCasting a full decade older than her character]], so it is entirely plausible that Poehler's character really ''is'' meant to be in her early-to-mid thirties.
5th Jun '17 2:04:39 PM MagBas
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Named for Hamlet, prince of Denmark's mother Gertrude, who tends to be played by improbably young actresses. That this is often used to support a {{Freud|WasRight}}ian interpretation of the text has UnfortunateImplications: apparently there can only be [[{{UST}} sexual tension]] between the characters if they both appear young and pretty. This is most prominently and [[WTHCastingAgency ridiculously]] pronounced in Creator/LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', which featured Eileen Herlie in the role of Gertrude despite the fact that she was eleven years younger than Olivier himself. (Note that this trope does not apply if the actress is convincingly made to ''appear'' her character's age.)

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Named for Hamlet, prince of Denmark's mother Gertrude, who tends to be played by improbably young actresses. That this is often used to support a {{Freud|WasRight}}ian interpretation of the text has UnfortunateImplications: apparently there can only be [[{{UST}} sexual tension]] between the characters if they both appear young and pretty. This is most prominently and [[WTHCastingAgency ridiculously]] pronounced in Creator/LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', which featured Eileen Herlie in the role of Gertrude despite the fact that she was eleven years younger than Olivier himself. (Note that this trope does not apply if the actress is convincingly made to ''appear'' her character's age.)
25th May '17 3:03:07 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- ''[[http://angevin2.livejournal.com/148520.html The Things I Will Not Do When I Direct A Shakespeare Production, On Stage Or Film'' #142]]

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-->-- ''[[http://angevin2.livejournal.com/148520.html The Things I Will Not Do When I Direct A Shakespeare Production, On Stage Or Film'' #142]]
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25th May '17 3:02:35 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- ''[[http://angevin2.livejournal.com/148520.html The Things I Will Not Do When I Direct A Shakespeare Production, On Stage Or Film]]'', #142

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-->-- ''[[http://angevin2.livejournal.com/148520.html The Things I Will Not Do When I Direct A Shakespeare Production, On Stage Or Film]]'', #142
Film'' #142]]
14th May '17 2:35:01 AM Morgenthaler
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Named for Hamlet, prince of Denmark's mother Gertrude, who tends to be played by improbably young actresses. That this is often used to support a {{Freud|WasRight}}ian interpretation of the text has UnfortunateImplications: apparently there can only be [[{{UST}} sexual tension]] between the characters if they both appear young and pretty. This is most prominently and [[WTHCastingAgency ridiculously]] pronounced in Creator/LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Hamlet'', which featured Eileen Herlie in the role of Gertrude despite the fact that she was eleven years younger than Olivier himself. (Note that this trope does not apply if the actress is convincingly made to ''appear'' her character's age.)

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Named for Hamlet, prince of Denmark's mother Gertrude, who tends to be played by improbably young actresses. That this is often used to support a {{Freud|WasRight}}ian interpretation of the text has UnfortunateImplications: apparently there can only be [[{{UST}} sexual tension]] between the characters if they both appear young and pretty. This is most prominently and [[WTHCastingAgency ridiculously]] pronounced in Creator/LaurenceOlivier's film version of ''Hamlet'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', which featured Eileen Herlie in the role of Gertrude despite the fact that she was eleven years younger than Olivier himself. (Note that this trope does not apply if the actress is convincingly made to ''appear'' her character's age.)
9th May '17 3:51:42 AM jormis29
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* On ''Series/TheNanny'', Ann Morgan Guilbert, who plays Grandma Yetta, is just five years older than her onscreen daughter, Renee Taylor, who plays Sylvia Fine. Additionally, C.C. Babcock is meant to be several years older than Fran Fine, but Lauren Lane, who plays C.C., is actually four years younger than Fran Drescher.

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* On ''Series/TheNanny'', Ann Morgan Guilbert, who plays Grandma Yetta, is just five years older than her onscreen daughter, Renee Taylor, who plays Sylvia Fine. Additionally, C.C. Babcock is meant to be several years older than Fran Fine, but Lauren Lane, who plays C.C., is actually four years younger than Fran Drescher.Creator/FranDrescher.
8th Apr '17 5:20:36 PM spiritsunami
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* In ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'', Granny Addams was portrayed by Judith Malina (born 1926), while her sons Fester and Gomez were played by Creator/ChristopherLloyd (born 1938) and Creator/RaulJulia (born 1940). The sequel, ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'', however, takes this into overdrive by recasting the role of Granny with Carol Kane, whose birth year of 1952 is ''barely'' closer to that of the actress she replaced than it is to that of her on-screen ''grandchildren'', Creator/ChristinaRicci and Jimmy Workman (both born in 1980)!

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* In ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'', Granny Addams was portrayed by Judith Malina (born 1926), while her sons Fester and Gomez were played by Creator/ChristopherLloyd (born 1938) and Creator/RaulJulia (born 1940). The sequel, ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'', however, Carol Kane [[TheOtherDarrin takes this into overdrive by recasting over the role of of]] Granny with Carol Kane, whose birth Addams from Judith Malina, despite being a year of 1952 is ''barely'' closer to that of the actress she replaced younger than it is to that of Anjelica Huston, who plays her on-screen ''grandchildren'', Creator/ChristinaRicci and Jimmy Workman (both born in 1980)!
daughter, Morticia.
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