Trevor Donovan is sharing his thoughts on an online debate over whether older actors should play teenage characters.
The 40-year-old actor most famously played the role of Teddy Montgomery on The CW’s 90210 reboot series. He was 28 when his character was introduced in season two and he turned 29 soon after his first appearance on the show.
Teddy was a high school student at West Beverly High for two of the seasons in which Trevor played the character.
Trevor decided to speak out on Twitter on Monday (July 26) in response to TheWrap tweeting about 10 actors who “were WAY too old to play teens.” While he was not named in the article, he decided to defend the actors who were.
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“Age is just a number, get over it. Some people look younger and age slower than others. Stop promoting Ageism!” Trevor said.
One fan responded and said, “True. You sure look younger than your age. You were great as Teddy Montgomery & look at the age difference there. People are too judgmental. Thank you for speaking up on topics like this.”
Another fan said, “Watching movies and tv shows frequently involves the suspension of reality, this is no different. It’s always been done in Hollywood, so silly to point it out now.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should actors in their 20s and 30s be playing teens?