10+ Age Gaps Between Parents And Children Actors That Are Plain Awkward

Hollywood is full of significant age gaps.

There are these couples who fell in love despite age and the age gaps between older celebs and their children.

There are even age gaps between actors in movies and TV shows. Sometimes, it's barely noticeable. But oftentimes you're left scratching your head over Hollywood casting the wrong actor in certain roles.

Drew Barrymore and Adam Garcia - *Riding in Cars With Boys*

Fans were surprised to see Barrymore starring as the mother in Riding in Cars With Boys. After all, she and Adam Garica (who played her son) were just two years apart in age.

Despite this, she has said that she adored the role and learning how to be a “mother” on her journey.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison - *Once Upon A Time*

The two actresses of Once Upon A Time share much of the same magic and even a similar age!

The actresses behind this mother and daughter combo only have a one-year gap between them, making it more ideal for them to play sisters.

Winona Ryder and Zachary Quinto - *Star Trek*

A six-year gap didn’t stop casting directors from casting Ryder as the mother of “Spock” in 2009's Star Trek.

Since a young Spock, played by a 30-year-old Zachary Quinto, didn’t look too young, it reminded us of the age gap.

Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur - *Golden Girls*


These Golden Girls made us chuckle with laughter as they lit up the screen as mother and daughter.

To our surprise, though, Getty was only one year younger than Arthur, who played her daughter on the show!

Rachel McAdams and Amy Poehler - *Mean Girls*

When Amy Poehler made her entrance as Regina George's mom, her outgoing personality and pink outfit made it clear that she's the "cool mom."

But get this: she was only 33 at the time of filming! She and her on-screen daughter, Rachel McAdams, were merely seven years apart.

Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell - *Alexander*

Maybe this is why it's Colin Farrell's worst film?

In it, 29-year-old Angelina Jolie co-stars with 28-year-old Colin Farrell in Alexander as mother and son.

But with Angelina looking so young, this made things super unbelievable and awkward.

Meryl Streep and Cher - *Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again*

Cher was an iconic choice to play Meryl Streep's mother in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Not even a three year age gap between the two stars couldn't stop them from enjoying themselves on set, as they told People that the age difference “doesn’t make any difference."

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Marie - *Selena*

Lopez and Marie iconically starred as mother and daughter in the dynamic biopic drama.

But the actresses only had four years between them! This ended up happening after Constance Marie was chosen as the mother after auditioning for the role of Selena.

Samuel L. Jackson and Charlayne Woodard - *Glass*

Samuel L. Jackson may look young for his age at 70, but that still didn't make it okay for M. Night Shyamalan to cast Charlayne Woodard as Jackson’s mother in Glass.

That's because she's only five years younger at 65!

Will Ferrell and Pierce Brosnan - *Eurovision*

Fans were pleasantly surprised to see the 67-year-old Goldeneye actor as Will's father in the film.

Since Will was 52 at the time of filming, this made things a little weird. Then again, Will often looks too old for the movies he's in.

Alexander Skarsgard and Bel Powley - *The Diary of a Teenage Girl*

Although the story focuses on the uncomfortable relationship between a 15-year-old and her mother's older boyfriend, the age gap between the actors was still weird.

The 13-year gap made sex scenes between the actors pretty awkward for some viewers.

Dascha Polanco and Elizabeth Rodriguez - *Orange Is The New Black*

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Polanco and Rodriguez play Daya and Aleida Diaz as mother and daughter in their orange jumpsuits.

Rodriguez doesn’t look nearly old enough to be her mother, though, leaving Reddit user’s surprised that these two are only two years apart off-screen!

Whitney Houston and Jenifer Lewis - *The Preacher’s Wife*

Playing the older sister in the film would have been more suited for Lewis who was only six years apart from Whitney, her daughter in the film.

Despite this, Lewis formed a close friendship with the late Whitney.

Lee Pace and Orlando Bloom - *The Hobbit*

Elves in LoTR have eternal life, so that might explain why Pace can play Thranduil, Legolas’s father in The Hobbit.

Pace is actually two years younger than Bloom, making it not the ideal age gap between the father and son.

Sara Canning and Nina Dobrev - *Vampire Diaries*

When Sara Canning played Jenna, Nina Dobrev’s aunt on The Vampire Diaries, the audience was critical to say that she looked young for the role.

“It’s an interesting challenge and stuff,” she said in an interview with MTV News.

Heath Ledger and Kate Mara - *Brokeback Mountain*

The late Heath did a convincing job of playing Mara's father, despite being only four years older than the actress.

After Ledger's passing, Mara shared with Andy Cohen about their close age gap.

“I was 19, but he was only a few years older than me. It was pretty crazy."

Bryce Dallas Howard and Taron Egerton - *Rocketman*

Taron Egerton starred as Elton John in Rocketman, while Howard played his late mother, Sheila Farebrother.

This meant that the two were only eight years apart in age and both listened to the unbelievable singer while growing up.

Janet Hubert and Karyn Parsons - *The Fresh Prince of Bel Air*

Parsons's sophisticated and confident attitude about her gave fans the impression that she and Hubert were closer in age.

Since they were only nine years apart, the costume director had to give Hubert an “older” wardrobe to contrast Parsons modernized fashion.

Sally Field and Tom Hanks - *Punchline*

As the two played love interests in Punchline, no one expected Field to show up as Hank’s mom in Forrest Gump.

With a 10 year age gap between the two, Field doesn’t quite fit the mold of girlfriend or mother.