GALLERY: Actors Posing With Young Stars Who Played Their Younger Versions
In most movies and TV shows, one actor plays one character. It’s a huge reason we’re able to follow what happens on shows like Game of Thrones that have millions of characters. Sometimes, though, a character may be played by more than one person. Usually, that happens because the character is being depicted at several different points in their life. There’s one actor to play the young character, and another to play the older version.
If we need to learn more about a character’s backstory or better understand their future, this might be necessary. There are also times in science fiction stories where characters time travel and meet one another at different stages of their life. These are obviously less common than a simple flashback, but not as uncommon as you might think.