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The shocking age differences between 30 fictional parents and their children

INSIDER Logo By Gabbi Shaw of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 31:  More often than not, kids on TV and in movies are actually played by actors who have left childhood behind years before - and their real ages aren't taken into account when casting their parents. But this problem isn't limited to children. Tom Selleck and his TV dad Len Cariou on "Blue Bloods" are just six years apart in real life. These 31 pairs of on-screen parents and their offspring are just too close in age to be realistic - in a few cases, the "kids" are even older than their "parents." Keep scrolling to see how much older your favorite fictional parents are than their "kids."

More often than not, kids on TV and in movies are actually played by actors who have left childhood behind years before - and their real ages aren't taken into account when casting their parents. But this problem isn't limited to children. Tom Selleck and his TV dad Len Cariou on "Blue Bloods" are just six years apart in real life.

These 30 pairs of on-screen parents and their offspring are just too close in age to be realistic - in a few cases, the "kids" are even older than their "parents."

Keep scrolling to see how much older your favorite fictional parents are than their "kids."

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