Keira Knightley Is Only Five Years Older Than The Kid In "Love Actually"

13 February 2018, 15:55

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

I refuse to believe it. I actually refuse.

Everyone who has eyes will have seen the cinematic masterpiece that is Love Actually once or twice in their lives. If you haven't, please @ me and I'll educate you accordingly.

Now, you may think you know everything there is to know about the British work of art but we have gathered you here today to tell you that you thought wrong.

A new nugget of information has gone viral this week regarding the ages of two key cast members and it's blowing people's minds. You know Keira Knightley? She played Juliet, the woman Andrew Lincoln obsessed over while she was married to Chiwetel Ejiofor. And you remember Thomas Brodie-Sangster? Liam Neeson's step-son. Learns the drums just so he can chirpse his school crush? He's also in Game Of Thrones now. Great. Let's begin...

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But did you know that Keira Knightley was only 18 when the movie was released in 2003. And Thomas Brodie-Sangster was only 13. That means there is a FIVE year difference between them. The grown woman and a tiny little boy were both TEENAGERS when they shot this film...

WHAT?!?!?!?

Everyone is losing it. It's been 15 years... and no one has realised.

Let's just come to terms with this for a second. The kid who played Sam was actually 13 years old. He was born in 1990. I would have bet my life on the fact that he was about eight years old in that film. How on EARTH was he a teenager?! Look at him. I don't care what it says on his birth certificate. There's no WAY he's 13. Absolutely not. This changes absolutely everything.

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Secondly, Keira was EIGHTEEN?! Absolutely not. She looks like someone with a penchant for baker boy hats and off-the-shoulder sweaters in their early-to-mid twenties who's about to settle down and start a family, not like she's just left secondary school. Was her character meant to be 18? Or did they age her up so she was more age-aprops for Chiwetel and Andrew who were both like, pushing 30? I don't even know who I am anymore...

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Yes, it is possible that a lil' thing called "puberty" that could have had something to do with this but we're not convinced. This is absolutely a case for the FBI.

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