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Jenny always seem so much older then actress who played her!

Discussion in 'Season 2' started by Benz, Apr 28, 2017.

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    I was so stock to find out Robia was 28 in season 2 of Buffy as Jenny seem more like 38 in season 2.
     
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    Sineya
    Must admit I was more surprised to find Robia was one of Prince's backing singers on the 'Diamonds & Pearls' tour.

    Looking back at her appearance on Buffy though I wouldn't have put her at nearly 40.....28 seems about right to me!
     
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    She was 28?!? Wow, I'm actually surprised, she was close in age to some of the actors playing the "teens".
     
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    The interesting thing is that Robia la Morte was born 7 July 70 and Charisma Carpenter was born 23 July 70, just 16 days apart. Both of them seemed younger.
     
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    Yea, she was the same age as Charisma but one is playing a 17 year old student and the other a teacher in her 30's. They had to play Jenny's age up because of the relationship with Giles who I think is in his 40's. I wouldn't say Jenny was 38, but maybe 33?
     
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    I was actually googling the actors' ages the other day. I knew she seemed young, but never guessed she was that young!
     
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    Yeah, when i found out her and Charisma were the same age i was shocked!
     
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    That is a shock. Jenny always seemed older, though Cordy was always the most mature of the scoobies. I agree they had to age Jenny up so it didn't look too icky her being with Giles. Nicholas Brendon was born in '71 and he seemed really young in the early seasons.
     
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    Heh. At 39, I'll definitely say that Jenny does not seem nearly 40 to me.
     
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    I was surprised she was the same age as Nicholas and Charisma. But, I guess it's how you look. Though, Cordelia and Xander never seemed like teens to me. It was good the show didn't keep them in high school too long.
     
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    Yeah, Jenny always seemed older and more mature. Some people just get....grown faster. Some bodies mature more quickly than others. I always thought at the University of Denver that the guys there when I was a freshman and sophomore seemed more physically mature than the ones I saw when I visited friends at CU Boulder and the University of Arizona. As an aside, have you ever seen yearbooks from the 50's? I saw some once at a used book store and I swear every 16 and 17 year old in that book had full beards or mustaches and just looked grown! Like full, adult sized grown. I've often wondered what cultural conditions would have to exist to bring about the yearbook phenomenon I saw in those books. Anyway, the actress who played Jenny looks like the type of person who probably grew up faster physically.
     
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    True, it could have been like Beverly Hills 90210 where the actors played high school students pretty much until their old age pension cheques came in.