It’s no secret that Hollywood has a problem casting actual teenagers in hit teen shows. Take one look at teen dramas like “One Tree Hill,” “Gossip Girl,” or “The O.C.” and you’ll see that the “kids” in these high schools look much older than the teens they are meant to portray. Netflix’s recent smash series “13 Reasons Why” is no exception. The mature-looking cast spawned a viral meme earlier this week, in which Twitter users compared 26-year-old actor Ross Butler to actual high school sophomores.
Butler responded to the meme yesterday, making fun of himself by creating his own version.
“Puberty hit me like Pacquiao junior year,” Butler captioned the photo, which compares his headshot to an old baby photo.
Well played. You win this round, Butler.