From dramas to thrillers to comedies, our favorite shows and movies always have something great to offer. Hollywood obviously chooses the people they think are right for the production, even if they don’t fit the age requirement. Sometimes the person playing the kid might only be a few years younger than the parent and other times they are actually OLDER than them. Keep reading to see some extreme age differences between fictional parents and their children.
[post_page_title]John Lithgow and Lori Singer (Footloose)[/post_page_title]
In a world where dancing and rock music are banned, apparently there are also 12 year-old fathers. In reality, John Lithgow, who played Reverend Shaw Moore, is only just over a decade older than his on-screen teenage daughter Ariel, played by Lori Singer.
In the film, Singer was portraying a high school student, though she was 27, and Lithgow played her father, who was 39 at the time. Lucky for them, Singer could pull off her role by looking significantly younger than she really was and, with her and Lithgow’s phenomenal performance, no one could pick up on the age gap.
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