21 best older versions of actors

I have to say, I love when shows use flash-forward, and every once in a while I love a good time jump.

One thing that really bugs me when shows do this, though, is when they cast a confusing actor to play the old version of a character. Like, I’m sorry, but what world is this the same character in?

But when the casting is good… well, I’m very impressed. Here are 21 times they cast the perfect person as the old version of a character!

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Let’s start with a next one: Rhaenyra Targaryen from Dragon Housecurrently played by Milly Alcock.

In a time jump, she will soon be replaced by Emma D’Arcy.

Here they are side by side.

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Alicent will also be replaced by an older actor. Here’s Emily Carey, who plays the character now.

And here’s Olivia Cooke as Alice after the time jump.

Here are the two side by side.

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yellow jackets does an amazing job of this. Here is Sophie Nelisse as Shauna when she was younger.

And here’s Melanie Lynskey as older Shauna when she flashes forward.

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Also on yellow jackets, here is Taissa when she was young, played by Jasmin Savoy Brown.

And here she is as an adult, played by Tawny Cypress.

Here they are side by side.

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One more yellow jackets a – here’s teenage Misty, played by Samantha Hanratty.

And here is Misty as an adult, played by Christina Ricci.

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Another show known for multiple timelines, It’s us, did an excellent cast. The most impressive is probably Deja. Here’s Deja in the series’ main timeline, played by Lyric Ross.

Here is Deja dans le futur, played by La Trice Harper.

Here they are side by side.

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Tess is another great It’s us Example. This is Tess as a child/teen, played by Eris Baker.

Here she is as an adult, played by Iantha Richardson.

Here they are side by side.

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The Walking Dead featured a significant time jump in Season 9, transitioning Judith from a toddler to a preteen. While I don’t think these two actors look that much alike, I do think the Season 9 actor looks like a version we saw of Judith in a future Season 8 vision, played by Kinsley Isla Dillon.

This is Judith after the time jump, played by Cailey Fleming.

Here they are side by side.

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Children often have to be recast in shows, as their appearance changes faster. Like on Desperate Housewives – here are Preston and Porter before the time jump, played by Brent and Shane Kinsman.

Here they are after, played by Charlie and Max Carver.

Here they are side by side.

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Penny has also been recast several times. Here she is as a child, played by Kendall Applegate.

Here she is as a young teenager, played by Darcy Rose Byrnes.

Here they are side by side.

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It’s not just about TV shows, there are also movies that jump forward. As Big – here is David Moscow as a younger version of Josh.

And here is Tom Hanks in the old version.

Here they are side by side.

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13 Ongoing 30 also rapidly ages its protagonist. This is a teenage Jenna, played by Christa B. Allen.

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This is Jenna as an adult, played by Jennifer Garner.

And here they are side by side.

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Lucy is also super well cast. Here is Lucy as a child, played by Alexandra Kyle.

Here she is as an adult, played by Judy Greer.

And here they are side by side.

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Another example of a movie — Notebook. Here is Rachel McAdams as a younger version of Allie.

And here is Gena Rowlands as an older version of Allie.

And here they are side by side.

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Another great movie is Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. Here she is played by Tanvi Lonkar as a teenager.

And here she is played by Freida Pinto as an adult.

Here they are side by side.

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Return to television – when season 7 of Once upon a time recast Henry as much older, I was surprised how similar the new actor looked! This is Henry as a teenager, played by Jared S. Gilmore.

Here he is as an adult, played by Andrew J. West.

Here they are side by side.

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The crown spanned so long that they had to recast many of their actors. For example, Queen Elizabeth II was originally played by Claire Foy.

They then recast her with Olivia Coleman.

Here they are side by side.

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They also had to recast Prince Philip. Here he is as a young adult, played by Matt Smith.

And here he is older, played by Tobias Menzies.

Here they are side by side:

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Finally, let’s end on some of This, because the casting was stellar for those films. Here is Stanley as a child in It: Chapter 1played by Wyatt Oleff.

Here he is as an adult in It: Chapter 2performed by Andy Bean.

And here they are side by side.


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This is Eddie, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, in It: chapter one.

And here is Eddie, played by James Ransone, in It: Chapter Two.

Here they are side by side.


Which older versions of the characters do you think were well cast? Let us know in the comments below!

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