The Brady Bunch : The kids were older in real life

The kids were older in real life

Barry Williams was 20 by the end and would have graduated at least two years already.
Maureen McCormick was 17 and would be at least a high school senior.
Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb was old enough to be in high school.
Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen were old enough to be in Junior High.

Re: The kids were older in real life

So what?


None of them were probably like David Cassidy who was at least 5 years older than the character he played on The Partridge Family.

Re: The kids were older in real life

Most child stars are small and young-looking for their age; that way their careers last longer. Casting directors don't want the kind of kid who is going on six feet
tall and has facial hair at the age of 12.



I'm not crying, you fool, I'm laughing!

Hewwo.

Re: The kids were older in real life

Oh no. Are we rehashing the discussion regarding actors not being the same age as the characters they portray?

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I know. Apparently, Susan Olsen was 8 when the Brady Bunch started. She looked 6.

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Some of the sweathogs on Welcome Back Kotter were in their mid to late 20s in real life.

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Some people thought Jennifer Runyon was hired to play Cindy because she made the character younger. But Jennifer Runyon is OLDER than Susan Olsen.

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Jennifer Runyon was also prettier. I also heard that Susan was asked to do it, but couldn't. I think it was around the time her son was born.

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No, her son was not born until 1996. She was newlywed and honeymooning around the time of the making of "A Very Brady Christmas." It was also a sore spot for her that she was being paid less than Maureen & Eve because they had starred in "The Brady Brides."

Re: The kids were older in real life

judging by how they behaved in school... I think that was deliberate. they were probably playing 20 something high schoolers!



Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.

Re: The kids were older in real life

When Barry Williams did celebrity bowling, he started coming on to the very cute female professional bowler they had co-hosting. He let her know he was 19. Barry sure liked the older ladies!
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