On teen dramas and sitcoms, the people playing teenagers are rarely in their teens. While it might not matter at first that the actors and actresses aren’t in high school, over time it becomes more and more apparent that they are significantly older than the character they are portraying. Here are 9 TV characters who were obviously too old for their roles:
9. Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley’s character Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries was over 160 years old, but since he was turned into a vampire when he was just 17, that’s how old he stayed. Wesley, however, was 27 when he landed his role, and while his character wasn’t supposed to age, he most definitely did. He never looked like a teenager, and as seasons of TVD passed, that became more and more apparent.