Keira Knightley Is Only Five Years Older Than The Kid In "Love Actually"
13 February 2018, 15:55 | Updated: 13 February 2018, 15:57
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...
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...
Everyone is losing it. It's been 15 years... and no one has realised.
so uhhh he was 13 and looked 8 and she was 18 and looked 25 ... interesting https://t.co/ZXMJYtvWkR— jess(ica according to taylor swift) (@yslkloss) February 10, 2018
i cant believe keira knightley was 18 when she was in love actually???? im 18 and i look like a toe from hell— roz (@artyugly) February 11, 2018
Thomas Sangster was 13 and Keira Knightley was 18 when Love Actually was released in 2003 that's a 5 year age gap of 1985 to 1990 so they were both Teenagers at the time one was starting to be one and the other was finishing it.#LoveActually— Alex Dowling (@WellSpokenBloke) February 13, 2018
I can believe Thomas Brodie-Sangster was about 12 but Keira Knightley was like 17/18?! And had the likes of Chiewetel Ejiofor (25) & Andrew Lincoln (29) after her?? https://t.co/qm6wPBNwmA— Josh Stoddard (@jstodtv) February 11, 2018
Can we talk about the fact that Keira Knightley was 18 in love actually and Andrew Lincoln was 30, making it creepier than it already was— hattie (@harrietnking_) February 10, 2018
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.
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...