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* A mermaid character was cut completely from ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''. She was played by a 15-year-old actress who would have had GodivaHair. She was also supposed to be a LoveInterest for Adam. Given the DawsonCasting for the Rangers themselves, it resulted in MayDecemberRomance if you consider cast age rather than characters.

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* A mermaid character was cut completely from ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''. She was played by a 15-year-old actress who would have had GodivaHair. [[https://lostmediawiki.com/Turbo:_A_Power_Rangers_Movie_(lost_deleted_scenes_of_film;_1997) She was also supposed supposed]] to be a LoveInterest for Adam. Given the DawsonCasting for the Rangers themselves, it resulted in MayDecemberRomance if you consider cast age rather than characters.

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* A mermaid character was cut completely from ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''. She was played by a 15-year-old actress who would have had GodivaHair. She was also supposed to be a LoveInterest for Adam. Given the DawsonCasting for the Rangers themselves, it resulted in MayDecemberRomance if you consider cast age rather than characters.


* ''Sries/TheNanny'': 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 Creator/FranDrescher.

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* ''Sries/TheNanny'': ''Series/TheNanny'': 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 Creator/FranDrescher.

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* ''Sries/TheNanny'': 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 Creator/FranDrescher.

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* ''Film/Shaft2019'': Despite being a sequel to ''Film/Shaft2000'', Creator/RichardRoundtree's Shaft is retconned into being Creator/SamuelLJackson's Shaft's father, instead of his uncle like in the 2000 film. Jackson is only 7 years younger than Roundtree.


* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' have [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Laurel Lance]] (born 1985) played by Creator/KatieCassidy (born 1986), Felicity Smoak (born 1989) played by Creator/EmilyBettRickards (born 1991), Malcolm Merlyn (born 1966) played by Creator/JohnBarrowman (born 1967), and Quentin Lance (born 1963) played by Creator/PaulBlackthorne (born 1969).
* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' was supposed to born on 1989, but is played by Creator/GrantGustin who was born on 1990. Likewise, his similarly aged ex-girlfriend Linda Park was played by Creator/MaleseJow who was born 1991.


* ''Series/MaskedRider'' had a ''really'' bad example of this: Candace Kita (then known as Candace Camille Bender), the actress playing Barbara, was ''fifteen'' at the time. Robbing the cradle much, Hal? The main purpose of the fifties housewife look is to disguise the fact that she's younger than her daughter. Of course, the kids are adopted...


* ''TheKarateKidPartIII'': The character of Terry Silver would, in order to be a legitimate Vietnam veteran in 1989, have to be 34 years old, minimum. Thomas Ian Griffith, who played Silver, was 25 at the time of filming, making him not only far too young for the role, but also two years ''younger'' than Ralph Macchio, who played the titular kid.

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* ''TheKarateKidPartIII'': ''Film/TheKarateKidPartIII'': The character of Terry Silver would, in order to be a legitimate Vietnam veteran in 1989, have to be 34 years old, minimum. Thomas Ian Griffith, who played Silver, was 25 at the time of filming, making him not only far too young for the role, but also two years ''younger'' than Ralph Macchio, who played the titular kid.


* ''Film/TheKarateKidIII'': The character of Terry Silver would, in order to be a legitimate Vietnam veteran in 1989, have to be 34 years old, minimum. Thomas Ian Griffith, who played Silver, was 25 at the time of filming, making him not only far too young for the role, but also two years ''younger'' than Ralph Macchio.

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* ''Film/TheKarateKidIII'': ''TheKarateKidPartIII'': The character of Terry Silver would, in order to be a legitimate Vietnam veteran in 1989, have to be 34 years old, minimum. Thomas Ian Griffith, who played Silver, was 25 at the time of filming, making him not only far too young for the role, but also two years ''younger'' than Ralph Macchio.Macchio, who played the titular kid.

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* ''Film/TheKarateKidIII'': The character of Terry Silver would, in order to be a legitimate Vietnam veteran in 1989, have to be 34 years old, minimum. Thomas Ian Griffith, who played Silver, was 25 at the time of filming, making him not only far too young for the role, but also two years ''younger'' than Ralph Macchio.

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* The fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow in the first episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' was played by Rory Kinnear, 33 at the time. Not as improbable as some other examples, but the youngest British Prime Minister in the last century was 44 when he assumed office.


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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Creator/TommyLeeJones had just turned 50 when he first played Agent Kay, who'd served in the MIB since the early 1960s, which should've put him at least in his early 60s. WordOfGod had considered casting Creator/ClintEastwood, who would've fit the right age, before casting Jones.



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* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by then 28-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards and not looking that old, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist.

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* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by then 28-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards and not looking that old, even younger, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist.


* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Lois Lane is played by Creator/KateBosworth, who was only 23 years old and looked it. She was supposed to be an experienced reporter with a Pulitzer or two under her belt, not to mention a kindergarten-age son. Brandon Routh (Clark Kent) was 26 during production. The most problematic part of all this is that the movie is supposed to take place five years after the events of ''Film/SupermanII'', which makes these characters 35 at the very minimum.

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* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Lois Lane ComicBook/LoisLane is played by Creator/KateBosworth, who was only 23 years old and looked it. She was supposed to be an experienced reporter with a Pulitzer or two under her belt, not to mention a kindergarten-age son. Brandon Routh (Clark Kent) Creator/BrandonRouth ([[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Ken]]t) was 26 during production. The most problematic part of all this is that the movie is supposed to take place five years after the events of ''Film/SupermanII'', which makes these characters 35 at the very minimum.



* Any incarnation of [[Comics/DCComics Harley Quinn]] really counts, since she's always presented as a very young (or at least, childlike in manner and appearance) character, despite the fact that she held an M.D., specialised in psychiatry, and was experienced enough to be allowed to spend time alone with highly dangerous patients - meaning that she would presumably be in her mid-thirties at the youngest by the time she became the Joker's acolyte, which she apparently has now been for some time. The version of her in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' has to take the cake, though, as she is played by the 25-year-old Margot Robbie, who in real life would be ''just about'' finishing med school and choosing her speciality at that age, and wouldn't be let loose unsupervised on a prisoner of the Joker's calibre for years to come. (And unlike some other professions on this list, psychiatry is one that is very difficult for "teen genius" types to get into early, since it requires rigorous demonstrations of mental and emotional maturity as well as raw intelligence. One depiction tried to explain away her getting to where she is with the excuse that she slept with her professor for good grades, but again in a psychiatric career path that just wouldn't fly.)
** ''Suicide Squad'' also has examples in the couple Rick Flagg and June Moone (aka the Enchantress) - the former is a colonel, a rank probably expected for someone older than 36 year old Joel Kinnaman; the latter is referred to as "Doctor", meaning she has spent at least a decade studying to get a Ph.D in archaeology, and yet her actress, Cara Delevingne, was only 23.

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* Any incarnation of [[Comics/DCComics Harley Quinn]] ComicBook/HarleyQuinn really counts, since she's always presented as a very young (or at least, childlike in manner and appearance) character, despite the fact that she held an M.D., specialised in psychiatry, and was experienced enough to be allowed to spend time alone with highly dangerous patients - meaning that she would presumably be in her mid-thirties at the youngest by the time she became the Joker's ComicBook/TheJoker's acolyte, which she apparently has now been for some time. The version of her in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' has to take the cake, though, as she is played by the 25-year-old Margot Robbie, Creator/MargotRobbie, who in real life would be ''just about'' finishing med school and choosing her speciality at that age, and wouldn't be let loose unsupervised on a prisoner of the Joker's calibre for years to come. (And unlike some other professions on this list, psychiatry is one that is very difficult for "teen genius" types to get into early, since it requires rigorous demonstrations of mental and emotional maturity as well as raw intelligence. One depiction tried to explain away her getting to where she is with the excuse that she slept with her professor for good grades, but again in a psychiatric career path that just wouldn't fly.)
** ''Suicide Squad'' also has examples in the couple Rick Flagg and June Moone (aka the Enchantress) - the former is a colonel, a rank probably expected for someone older than 36 year old Joel Kinnaman; Creator/JoelKinnaman; the latter is referred to as "Doctor", meaning she has spent at least a decade studying to get a Ph.D in archaeology, and yet her actress, Cara Delevingne, Creator/CaraDelevingne, was only 23.



* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', then 17-year-old Warwick Davis played a married man with small children.

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* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', then 17-year-old Warwick Davis Creator/WarwickDavis played a married man with small children.



* ''Series/{{House}}'': Real doctors (not including ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'') usually graduate from medical school in their mid-20s, and at that point they've still got years of residency ahead before they can do the kinds of jobs the characters on the show do. When their respective characters joined the cast, Creator/OliviaWilde was 23, Jesse Spencer and Charlyne Yi were 25, and Odette Annable was 26.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Real doctors (not including ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'') usually graduate from medical school in their mid-20s, and at that point they've still got years of residency ahead before they can do the kinds of jobs the characters on the show do. When their respective characters joined the cast, Creator/OliviaWilde was 23, Jesse Spencer and Charlyne Yi were 25, and [[Creator/OdetteYustman Odette Annable Annable]] was 26.



* When she was cast on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five.Although this is a minor example since the way a person aged 24 and one aged 25-27 looks isn't that much different if at all.Someone aged 24 could conceivably play a person 3-4 years older and no one would notice.

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* When she was cast on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five. Although this is a minor example since the way a person aged 24 and one aged 25-27 looks isn't that much different if at all.Someone all, someone aged 24 could conceivably play a person 3-4 years older and no one would notice.




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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' have [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Laurel Lance]] (born 1985) played by Creator/KatieCassidy (born 1986), Felicity Smoak (born 1989) played by Creator/EmilyBettRickards (born 1991), Malcolm Merlyn (born 1966) played by Creator/JohnBarrowman (born 1967), and Quentin Lance (born 1963) played by Creator/PaulBlackthorne (born 1969).
* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' was supposed to born on 1989, but is played by Creator/GrantGustin who was born on 1990. Likewise, his similarly aged ex-girlfriend Linda Park was played by Creator/MaleseJow who was born 1991.
* The clones of ''Series/OrphanBlack'' were supposed to be born on 1984, all played by Creator/TatianaMaslany who was born on 1985.





* Any incarnation of [[Comics/DCComics Harley Quinn]] really counts, since she's always presented as a very young (or at least, childlike in manner and appearance) character despite the fact that she held an M.D., specialised in psychiatry, and was experienced enough to be allowed to spend time alone with highly dangerous patients - meaning that she would presumably be in her mid-thirties at the youngest by the time she became the Joker's acolyte, which she apparently has now been for some time. The version of her in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' has to take the cake, though, as she is played by the 25-year-old Margot Robbie, who in real life would be just about finishing med school and choosing her specialty at that age, and wouldn't be let loose unsupervised on a prisoner of the Joker's calibre for years to come. (And unlike some other professions on this list, psychiatry is one that is very difficult for "teen genius" types to get into early, since it requires rigorous demonstrations of mental and emotional maturity as well as raw intelligence.)

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* Any incarnation of [[Comics/DCComics Harley Quinn]] really counts, since she's always presented as a very young (or at least, childlike in manner and appearance) character character, despite the fact that she held an M.D., specialised in psychiatry, and was experienced enough to be allowed to spend time alone with highly dangerous patients - meaning that she would presumably be in her mid-thirties at the youngest by the time she became the Joker's acolyte, which she apparently has now been for some time. The version of her in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' has to take the cake, though, as she is played by the 25-year-old Margot Robbie, who in real life would be just about ''just about'' finishing med school and choosing her specialty speciality at that age, and wouldn't be let loose unsupervised on a prisoner of the Joker's calibre for years to come. (And unlike some other professions on this list, psychiatry is one that is very difficult for "teen genius" types to get into early, since it requires rigorous demonstrations of mental and emotional maturity as well as raw intelligence. One depiction tried to explain away her getting to where she is with the excuse that she slept with her professor for good grades, but again in a psychiatric career path that just wouldn't fly.)

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