Yes, It’s True: There’s Only A Five-Year Age Gap Between Sam And Juliet From “Love Actually”

I don’t know about you, but most of us watch Love, Actually at least once per year—usually around Christmas. The movie doesn’t surprising anymore — but we love it anyway, and it still breaks our hearts and still gives us the feeeels.

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The characters are immortal to us, too—both literally and proverbially. Keira Knightley (Juliet) will always be a lovely (and gorgeous and ADULT) bride whose husband’s BFF (super romantic—or creepy?—Mark) is manically in love with her.

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And then there’s the cute little Sam (played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster), who legit is probably the most adorable kid to have ever been in a film (but also: have you seen him at this movie premiere last night rocking a very grown-up mustache?)

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What if we told you that there is only a FIVE-YEAR gap between Sam and Juliet? FIVE. YEARS. A tweet reminding people of this horrifying fact has been making its rounds on Twitter — and people are losing it. Knightley was born in 1985, while Brodie-Sangster was born in 1990.

Luckily, someone fact-checked and validated this bonkersness.

How could this possibly be? How can Keira Knightly play a fully grown a*s woman, while Thomas Brodie-Sangster plays the tiniest, sweetest little boy?

We know women mature faster than men do (and we know Hollywood hates casting women over the age of 25), but, still. Damn. 

Of course, the tweet opened up some pretty interesting conversations about the movie:

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