It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 15 years since Love Actually was released – but what’s even more difficult to wrap your mind around is the below tidbit that people only seem to have realised in recent days.
In 2003, one of the film’s stars, Keira Knightley, was 18 years old – no big deal there.
Another young star was Game of Thrones star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who was 13 at the time – again, no big deal there.
What’s blowing peoples’ minds, however, is how far apart in age they look in the film, despite there only being a gap of five years:
HOW THE FUCK pic.twitter.com/LjTzuyOmZZ
— ju saw tdc (@reyespidey) February 9, 2018
In fairness, Brodie-Sangster does have a particularly youthful face and looks even younger than 13, while Knightley certainly looks older than 18.
But still… 5 years?
“it’s called puberty” yes i know thanks captain obvious. but still. he looked 7 and that’s what’s “shocking”
— ju saw tdc (@reyespidey) February 10, 2018
— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) February 12, 2018
Reminds me of this. pic.twitter.com/OY9w74a9YR
— Tom Johnson (@Guam_Johnson) February 12, 2018
Yeah I think we can agree Thomas is an actual Vampire, me and my family have had multiple conversations on this same topic
— Liv (@LivienGee) February 11, 2018
He was 15 when he played Simon in Nanny McPhee. pic.twitter.com/2upqfamI2c
— Amanda (@splendaskull) February 10, 2018
I’m struggling to believe this how can this be true what on earth did they do to him
— naomi (@naomiatkinson_) February 11, 2018
And if you look at him now he looks 18 but is actually almost 30. That boy does not know aging.
— Di 🌹 (@dionnesier) February 10, 2018