10 Hotties Who Played Teen YA Movie Characters When They Were Old AF
YA movies seem to be all the rage these days, from the Maze Runner series to the Divergent franchise. With the fast-paced action, love triangles and swoon-worthy leading actors, it’s easy to see why these films have become so popular. Although we can’t get enough of the dreamy actors in these young adult flicks, we also couldn’t help but think that some of them look significantly older than the characters they’re supposed to be portraying. So, in case you’re wondering why you’ve never seen teenage boys look this attractive IRL, there’s a good explanation. As it turns out, there’s a cray amount of YA actors who are well beyond their teenage years. In fact, most of them are in their mid-late twenties. W… T… F??
We’ve rounded up some of the most jaw-dropping age revelations. Check out our top picks below, and prepare for your minds to be blown:
When Divergent hit theaters, Theo James instantly stole our hearts. With those pearly whites, flirty smile and ripped AF body, how could you not become obsessed with him? And when he filmed those shirtless scenes, there were exactly zero complaints here.
Theo seemed like the perfect actor to play Four, the flick's resident bad boy. But did you know that the British hottie turned 30 the year Divergent hit the big screen? Even though Four's age was never actually addressed in the film — many speculate ~24 — the character was 18 when he met Tris, so... Yeah. That's a HUGE difference.