Whenever a person does something not compatible with its age, body and nature, it appears weird. But in Hollywood, anything about the ages is pretty much old news. The casting of young men and women in adult roles is not totally unheard of; with many accepting these roles because they feel like it is their opportunity to shine. Here is a list of actors that were too young to play adults in the films.
Anna Paquin – The Piano
She won an Academy award at just 12 years old for her role in 1993’s The Piano, Paquin wasn’t even allowed to see the movie that helped her earn an Oscar because of its adult content.
Dakota Fanning – Hounddog
In the 2007’s film Hounddog, she acted as a young girl who has an altercation with an older man in a scene that caused a major controversy. She was only 15 years old that time.
Daniel Radcliffe – Eqqus
Famous for his leading role as Harry Potter worldwide, he decided to do something other than that and did the play Eqqus in 2007, he was 18 then. In 2011, Radcliffe would return to Broadway for the revival How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying musical.
Drew Barrymore – Poison Ivy
She was only 17 when she played a devious teenager named Ivy in the 1992 film Poison Ivy. It’s a very creepy movie and Barrymore has some pretty risqué scenes in the film.
Natalie Portman – The Professional
She was only 12 years old when she played a role of an orphan out for revenge in 1994 film The Professional.
Jodie Foster – Taxi Driver
12 years old Jodie played a call girl in the film. The film was released in 1976.
Kirsten Dunst – Interview With The Vampire
At age of 10, she had her first on-screen kiss with fellow vampire Louie, played by Brad Pitt.
Brooke Sheilds – Pretty Baby
At 12 years old, Shields acted in the controversial 1978 film, Pretty Baby. Playing a child call girl who was auctioned off to the highest bidder. This film was also put on a ban in some countries because of nudity.