r/TIHI • u/DukeOfBagels • Feb 07 '23
Thanks I hate Leo Image/Video Post
u/Less-Ad7782 Feb 07 '23 edited Feb 07 '23
Wait how old is the actor who plays Ellie? She makes for a very convincing fourteen year old lol
Edit: I’m terrible with actors and shows so I’m probably not gonna get any of the references you’re making lmao
u/arianjalali Feb 07 '23
As indicated by the image, the actor is indeed 19yrs old. (I was surprised too!)
u/Less-Ad7782 Feb 07 '23
Wow! She looks incredibly young for nineteen
u/TheGrandExquisitor Feb 07 '23
This is very common in show business. Because of child labor laws, it is actually cheaper to hire an adult actor to play a teenager than someone of that age. It means they can work longer hours. And time is money on set. Most things are rented. The crew is paid hourly. Having a kid have to stop working costs a fortune.
So, you get a lot of adults playing "down." Even child actors tend to do it. A 15 year-old can work more hours than an 11 year-old. Ever notice that a LOT of child actors are on the shorter side when they grow up? Daniel Radcliffe is 5'5". Seth Green is 5'4".
Hell, they use twins for shows because they can swap them out as needed since infants and very young children can't be on set for very long.
u/Alpha_Sluttlefish Feb 07 '23
There's also the advantage of adult actors changing less. If you actually get a 14 year old and film a show for 3 years, the kid might have a very different height, face shape, and voice by the end of it, with no regard for how old they should be in the story. If you get a 19 year old that looks especially young, there are going to be fewer unexpected changes, and you can age them up with makeup and costuming over the course of the story
u/zim1985 Feb 07 '23
Yep you can see this on display with Stranger Things where all the kids grew way faster than the time that's covered in show so they looked way older than they should have for a lot of the newer seasons.
u/Alpha_Sluttlefish Feb 07 '23 edited Feb 07 '23
True. It's tough when having a long-lasting TV show featuring pre-pubescent kids, since you can't really get away with an 18/19 year old playing a 10 year old
Edit: Also looking at Stranger Things, the "teenagers" from the first season aged a lot less since they were played by adults→ More replies (5)
u/TheS4ndm4n Feb 07 '23
And why game of thrones couldn't wait for GRRM to finish the books. The stark kids would all be in their 50's for the last season.→ More replies (4)
u/SignificanceNo6097 Feb 07 '23
There wouldn’t even be a last season. Just a note saying “Almost here. Promise. -Love George R.R Martin”.
Then again, that sounds better than what we actually got for a final season.
u/LizWords Feb 08 '23
Yup. As much as HBO deviated from the books, at least they gave George a path to finishing the series.→ More replies (1)
u/Different-Leather359 Feb 08 '23
Yeah, pretty much anything but what happened lol. The first couple episodes were fine, but then I think the writers did too many drugs and forgot what the characters were supposed to be like→ More replies (0)→ More replies (4)
u/Ipsonred Feb 08 '23
I know it’s a pipe dream but I’m hoping that if he releases the next book, HBO will retcon the last two seasons as a dream (Jon or Daenerys wake up from a nightmare), and it follows the book. Or “Q” appears and resets everything, I don’t care just make it happen.→ More replies (2)
u/trireme32 Feb 07 '23
It was downright weird seeing some of those kids, in their very-late teens, trying to play 14-year-olds in season 4. A couple of them were just really jarring.
I wonder if they’re going to fast-forward a bit for the final season.
u/just_a_person_maybe Feb 08 '23
It was already announced that they were doing a time jump, but I don't think they've announced how big it is.
They were definitely struggling a bit with season 4. I heard that they asked the actor who played Will to pitch his voice up a bit because it dropped too much, and you can kind of tell in some scenes that he's talking a bit oddly. I don't think it worked very well, he looks like a grown man. Him and Caleb McLaughlin in particular I think aged a lot between seasons 3 and 4.
u/feochampas Feb 08 '23
They could trap the kids in a temporal vortex and age them up off screen then drop them back into the timeline.
u/throwawaynonsesne Feb 07 '23
At the same time kids tend to change that drastically in those years too. If anything I found that to be refreshingly realistic in strangers things's situation.
u/geek_of_nature Feb 08 '23
And the thing is that the actors aren't actually that much older than their characters at the moment. About 2 and a half years have passed from the events of the first to the fourth season, while 6 years passed between them releasing. So they're only about 3 and a half years ahead of their characters, which is a lot less than other actors who play teens. I mean this thread started by talking about how Bella Ramsey is playing a 14 year old despite being 5 years older.→ More replies (1)
Feb 08 '23
I also think this is partially why the Jim Carrey version of A Series of Unfortunate Events never saw any more films. The oldest character of the Baudelaire, Violet, was fourteen in the first book, and the actress was 16 when the film was made. The second one got stuck in development hell and when it was looking like it would move forward, four years passed while in the books two years pass in the whole series. A big reason why the movie got canned was the age.
A similar thing happened to the Percy Jackson films.→ More replies (2)
u/UnicornTookMyKidneys Feb 08 '23
I think the percy jackson films were canned cos they bastardised the plot, the Greek historical touches & were generally poorly received to the point where the author pretends they don't exist...→ More replies (1)
u/gitsgrl Feb 07 '23
Yeah. the Michael character from Lost had a son that never reappeared since the boy playing the son changed so much during the hiatus they couldn’t use him because of all the time hopping they did in the show.
u/kithmswbd Feb 07 '23
How dare you forget WAAAALT!!!'s name.
u/Indigocell Feb 07 '23
Press (X) to WAAAALT!!!→ More replies (2)
u/hahanawmsayin Feb 07 '23
God I couldn’t stand that→ More replies (13)
u/truphen_newben Feb 07 '23
Gotta find my son (grits teeth)→ More replies (2)→ More replies (5)
u/Foreveramateur Feb 07 '23
He does actually reappear one time but he's distractingly different
u/4Eights Feb 07 '23
Yeah he shows up later looking like a man. Puberty hit that kid hard with a huge growth spurt.→ More replies (1)
u/Evilmanta Feb 07 '23
This reminds me of when Noah gray cabey on heroes disappeared and came back like well through puberty.→ More replies (2)→ More replies (2)
u/Just_an_Empath Feb 08 '23
He reappears 3 times actually.
1) In the season 3 finale when Locke is about to off himself in the ditch. He tells him to get up. (Technically MiB but the actor was the kid so.) 2) In the season 4 finale, one of the flash forwards show Hurley in the nuthouse, where Walt visits him to ask why nobody came to see him and why they are lying. 3) In season 5 episode 7 when Locke is recruiting the Oceanic 6 to go back, he also visits Walt to see how he's doing.→ More replies (3)
u/buffystakeded Feb 07 '23
Kinda how everyone thought it was a totally different actress playing Ciri between seasons 1 and 2, but she just aged like crazy in that short span.
u/MrNobody_0 Feb 07 '23
That and, surprisingly, not dying her eyebrows white to match her hair drastically changes the way she looks.→ More replies (1)
u/WurmGurl Feb 08 '23
Plus those weird too large contacts they put her in. I actually thought she was supposed to be non-human.→ More replies (7)
u/FroggiJoy87 Feb 07 '23
Looking at Stranger Things on that note. Those kids grew up so fast!→ More replies (1)
u/arianjalali Feb 07 '23
So true. The Rehearsal by good ol’ Nathan Fielder demonstrates how cumbersome this process can be→ More replies (1)
u/brazilianfreak Feb 07 '23
Also adults tend to act better than kids.
u/thatguyned Feb 08 '23
Stephanie Hsu, the woman that plays Jobu-topaki from Everything Everywhere, is 32yo.
I learnt that fact yesterday and it blew my mind.
I was convinced she was an energetic 20yo in real life.
u/WonderfulShelter Feb 08 '23
Also some kid actors are good, but when they grow up they aren't good adult actors.
So you love em' for the first season or so, but after 4-5 years their poor acting becomes really obvious and in your face.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (4)
u/Kazzack Feb 08 '23
And don't need their parents to bring them to the set
u/Playful-Profession-2 Feb 07 '23
It's like all those 30 year olds who were on Beverly Hills, 90210.→ More replies (4)
u/hikehikebaby Feb 08 '23
I think there result of this is that a lot of people have a really unrealistic idea of what 14 or 19 look like. The actress in the photo looks 19. Were used to seeing 14-year-olds played by 19-year-olds and 19-year-olds played by 25-year-olds.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (52)
u/Less-Ad7782 Feb 07 '23
Yeah I know that’s the deal with the joke about thirty year olds playing highschoolers but she really kills it
u/heavymcd Feb 07 '23 edited Feb 07 '23
Nah, I think most people just don't see "real" teenagers that often, not outside the age of their own kids. A huge part of how we see high-school and college-aged people is through popular media, which is always casting like 26 year olds and using makeup/clothing to age them down.
Obviously there is also a range of how "old" a teenager might look. Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club was the same age, if I recall, as Josh Brolin in Goonies. But Josh looks substantially older, and if you told me he was like 20-21 in that I'd believe it. But nope, both are like 17. Meanwhile they cast Anthony for that role because they wanted the "geek" character to look scrawny compared to the other guys, and...well, what better way than to put an actual average teenager next to Emilio Estevez, who was like 6 years older (23 or so).
The older I get, the more younger college kids look like absolute children to me when I see them out and about.→ More replies (3)
u/TacohTuesday Feb 08 '23
I have a 14 year old daughter and I could have sworn that the actress that plays Ellie was around 14.→ More replies (1)
u/Piddly_Penguin_Army Feb 08 '23
She was 17 when shooting. So it’s only a 3 year age difference. Personally I know I looked the same at 14 and 17. I basically had a growth spurt at 14 and like 24. But in between those years I looked basically the same.
u/KaiNCftm Feb 07 '23
Elliot page also surprised me with how young he looks. I was watching hard candy the other day and honestly shocked that he wasn't a young teenager but a full adult.→ More replies (6)
u/GiveToOedipus Feb 08 '23
On that note, help an old man out and tell me if this is the proper way to refer to the past gender of someone and their role who has switched genders later, but discussing their past work. The reason I ask is really only particularly relevant to examples like this because of the role Elliot played in that movie back then. Is it considered bad form to talk about the character and their portrayal of them in that role of the gender they were identifying as at the time, or do you think it would be acceptable for such cases? I'm all for using the correct identifiers preferred, but discussing past situations gets a bit confusing for examples like this. Obviously when discussing the actor in the present tense; that part is crystal clear, but discussing things where the gender used at the time in the paat may play a role in the discussion. For instance, if I was telling someone about the movie who hadn't seen Hard Candy and wasn't knowledgeable with the actor or recent changes in that regard, is it improper to use "teenage girl" for that case or mentioning both names the actor is known by (Elliot/Ellen/Actor formally known as...)? By default, I would have probably said they/them and use "teenager" to avoid a faux pas w/ regards to the character, but I also don't want to be seen as if I'm trying to tiptoe around anything either.
And no, this isn't some troll bait, I'm genuinely curious and the part around using someone's present and past identifiers when relevant was never clear, even when discussing something as simple as a name change (e.g., Prince vs Artist Formally Known As...). I won't stand for transphobic responses from others, so don't my honest inquiry as an excuse to make one, It won't be tolerated. Sorry if this got wordy itself, I wanted to be super clear about my intentions without being seen as improper or sealioning. Thanks.
u/just_a_person_maybe Feb 08 '23
I'd say use current pronouns for the actor, and the character's pronouns for the character. I doubt Elliot would be offended if someone mentioned the times he played a teenage girl. In a way, he was constantly playing a teenage girl through all of his teen years, even if he hadn't realized it yet. I don't think it would confuse too many people, because most people have heard of his transition, but if someone is unaware and questions it it's easy enough to just say that the actor is trans and transitioned later in life.→ More replies (5)
u/KaiNCftm Feb 08 '23
I'd say if you're referring to the actor, use the current pronouns/name but if you refer to the character you use the pronouns of the character. There are plenty of actors who have played opposing genders in shows and movies but we still refer to them as their correct identifiers, though when speaking of the character we use the characters correct identifiers.→ More replies (1)
u/Turk2727 Feb 08 '23
This seems like good advice. Just want to add, good on you for giving a shit, u/GiveToOedipus→ More replies (1)
u/Exemus Feb 07 '23
Yea, I was much older when I was her age.
u/AffectionateBite3827 Feb 07 '23
I was almost denied an exit row seat on a plane because you had to be 15+ to sit there. I was 21 at the time.
Sunscreen and hydration, friends!
u/MysticMonkeyShit Feb 08 '23
Agree with your sentiment but everyone can look pretty and young at 21, it’s mostly genetic. What I’ve usually heard is that it’s around age 30 your lifestyle starts showing. As a 33 year old I can confirm this. Was skinny till 28 no matter what I ate. Gained some weight but still looked healthy then… but when I was 30 was when corona came and then I gained like 10 kgs that stayed on me. Am still not fat, but a little overweight according to bmi. Being quite muscular helps, but, doing a lot of physical work and walking I can definitely feel how being just a bit heavier takes a toll.
I’ve also been good at hydrating always, and healthy eating, and the last few years I’ve gotten a lot more careful to use sunscreen. People still think I’m maybe a few years younger than my age, but I think it’s mostly that it’s hard to tell a 28 year old from a 33 year old.
Am grateful not to have gotten wrinkles or sunspots yet as I used to be a smoker on “the pill”. Have quit both now fortunately and take care of my skin :-)
u/kailwolfsin64 Feb 07 '23
I thought jojo swasa was like 10, but of course she looks like if Clare's was a person→ More replies (1)
u/hikehikebaby Feb 08 '23
I think it's really important to keep in mind that regardless of whether or not a teenage girl "looks older," or more accurately whether she is wearing makeup and clothing designed to sexualize her and make her look older... She's a teenage girl. I think it's really easy for some people to look at Leo's girlfriend and treat her like an older woman because she may look like an older woman in some edited photos with certain hair and makeup and clothing... That doesn't mean she's actually older.
The actress in this photo looks her age. It's what most 19-year-olds look like. 19 is really young.→ More replies (6)
u/MomofDoom Feb 08 '23
She looks younger than my 16 year old niece. That actress has very childlike features.
u/hikehikebaby Feb 08 '23
And she's going to have those features for the rest of her life. That is what some women look like. This is what many women look like. She also looks young because she isn't wearing heavy makeup. Many women do not wear heavy makeup.
I'm often told that I look young because I'm short or because of my build... But I'm not growing or gaining weight. This is my adult size!→ More replies (5)→ More replies (27)
u/AFlockOfTySegalls Feb 07 '23
I work on a university campus and there's a whole foods on it. The amount of times I've seen people buying beer while thinking "There's no way you're 21 or older, you look 16" is too high.→ More replies (1)
u/DonaldTrumpsBallsack Feb 07 '23
Wow, I’m my head Leo was dating a 25 year old and that was the scandal here. Then I was like “no way this lady is 25”, and no, she’s 19. But then wait, LEOS DATING A 19 year old?? At his big age. Wild
u/slowkums Feb 08 '23
You haven't heard? 25 is where Leo cuts them off.→ More replies (1)
u/Mycoxadril Feb 08 '23
I had seen that she was 19 from prior The Last Of Us threads.
I was shocked because game of thrones feels like a lifetime ago and she must’ve been, like, young enough to have most of her baby teeth in that show, if the timelines line up.
I know it was late series GOT but that still feels like a decade back.
u/Impairedinfinity Feb 07 '23
It actually makes more sense. I was wondering how she was in Game of thrones and is a 14 year old in this.→ More replies (18)
u/NefariousNaz Feb 08 '23
She's 5'1" which is why she looks young.
u/Zharick_ Feb 07 '23
My wife and I were shocked to learn that Keiko was 26 when she played Lane in Gilmore Girls.→ More replies (1)
u/ColorMeStunned Feb 07 '23
Asian don't raisin! Take a look at Michelle Yeoh or Ming-na Wen. Incredible they're 60 years old.→ More replies (4)
u/Zanka-no-Tachi Feb 07 '23
You mean until they hit 70 or 80 and suddenly look their age.
u/lazydaisytoo Feb 07 '23
They just pull a Vera Wang at that point.
u/silverbaconator Feb 08 '23
suddenly look 10x older than their age.→ More replies (6)
u/mysausageisthewurst Feb 08 '23
Hell I’d rather have that then look like a turtle when I’m 40→ More replies (1)
u/upsidedowntoker Feb 07 '23
She was probably closer to being 14 when she was in game of thrones.→ More replies (18)
u/ThisisLarn Feb 07 '23
To be fair they filmed when she was 17→ More replies (52)
u/ShawnyMcKnight Feb 07 '23
I don’t see her as 14 at all but I also watched her grow up on other HBO shows like Game of Thrones a His Dark Materials.→ More replies (2)
u/Crisppeacock69 Feb 07 '23
As are Grogu and the Mandalorian
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u/Mozhetbeats Feb 07 '23
Grogu is like 50
u/Ozimn Feb 07 '23 •
You see, Grogu is Leo and mando is the girlfriend.
u/Bluefastakan Feb 07 '23
Asking for it, he was.
u/drowsy_damad Feb 07 '23
Wearing provocative armour, he was
u/godfatherinfluxx Feb 08 '23
Ooh what a lucky man, he was.→ More replies (1)
u/pandaman467 Feb 08 '23
They don’t just have sex, they force fuck
u/Baked-fish Feb 07 '23
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u/Historyp91 Feb 07 '23
This is the way.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (2)
u/LatinaMermaid Feb 07 '23
Omg this made me laugh so hard!!Take my fake pores internet award! 🏆→ More replies (1)→ More replies (3)
u/Crisppeacock69 Feb 07 '23
My point precisely
u/ExoticShock Thanks, I hate myself Feb 07 '23
Reminds me of this chart showing that 25 is the oldest he dates up to.
u/-generic-ghost- Feb 07 '23 •
Titanic just turned 25. Leo no longer wants to be in it.→ More replies (11)
u/Perfect-Height-8837 Feb 07 '23
Yeah man, that ship has sailed.→ More replies (6)
u/WesternInspector9 Feb 07 '23
And Sunk→ More replies (4)
u/PrettyBeautyClown Feb 07 '23
Come on, spoiler alert!→ More replies (4)
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u/VashMM Feb 08 '23
u/socium Feb 08 '23
Oh man, if you're disgusted by that, then I definitely advise you not to look at these charts and the accompanying data:
Source: https://jezebel.com/mens-favorite-ages-are-20-21-22-and-23-a-data-dive-1731660984 (original data from OKCupid)→ More replies (4)
u/P-Rome-Theus Feb 08 '23
Looked at the first link, thought "not much weird to see here." Looked at the second and audibly made disgust noises→ More replies (26)
u/hornwalker Feb 07 '23
Honestly seems like a pretty sweet deal for the women too-they have solid data to prove exactly what they are getting into.→ More replies (120)
u/TheDood715 Feb 07 '23
Better than the flashing red gem in the middle of the hand, those were so gauche.→ More replies (2)
u/randyspotboiler Feb 07 '23
She's gonna get renewed, so it's all good.→ More replies (1)
u/REVSWANS Feb 07 '23
Fruits from the sea!→ More replies (1)→ More replies (65)
u/MartyTheBushman Feb 07 '23
This whole issue annoys me. There are SO MANY rich people that actively prostitute out children, and then people choose to get annoyed by this.
She's over 18, he's Leonardo Dicaprio, I'd date him if I could. There's a line that we've all decided is not ok to cross and he's behind that fucking line. Focus on the people that have made a over-the-line industry ffs.→ More replies (114)
u/Satrina_petrova Feb 07 '23
I'm just relieved that seems to be the worst of it and no one's come forward with accusations of abuse. Leo's got character flaws like everyone else but I don't think it's like some inexcusable offence.
I personally think he's just immature and dates young immature people because they get along, until they don't get along anymore because he's too immature for long term relationships. They grow apart.→ More replies (16)
Feb 07 '23
And he has a load of money. I think most of the women probably know what they’re getting into but a few years of jetting around the world with your Uber rich and famous BF sounds good to them. Idk, we don’t know the whole story but at least nobody is accusing him of abuse or anything like you said.→ More replies (2)
u/Extraneous_ Feb 07 '23
I was really confused by the photo at first: I didn't think that Oberyn Martell and Lyanna Mormont were on the show together.
Feb 07 '23
u/Just_an_Empath Feb 08 '23
Oberyn also died 3 seasons before Lyanna Mormont was introduced.
u/Snowbattt Feb 07 '23
Let alone Lady Mormont and Javier Pena→ More replies (1)
u/5piecenabiscuit Feb 08 '23
Holy shit is she really the same actress? I never put that together→ More replies (6)
u/notquitesolid Feb 08 '23
At the 1:27 mark of this interview they talk about what they would have wanted to take from GoT to the last of us world. These two clearly have fun working together→ More replies (1)
u/CLAMityIsComing Feb 08 '23
Unrelated but that jacket is snazzy.
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u/Grouchy_Appearance_1 Feb 08 '23
True i was paying too much attention to it too
u/FruitLooper710 Feb 07 '23
He’s 47 she is 19.
u/leap3 Feb 07 '23
That's gross both ways. Actually, the whole damn thing is just coated in one gross coating of gross.
Gross. You nasty, Leo and Eden. You are no longer welcome to my summer barbecue.→ More replies (57)→ More replies (24)
u/MysticMistakeCake Feb 07 '23
That’s so gross. I can’t believe people can go out in public and do shit like that. Nevermind being famous→ More replies (296)
u/justpackingheat1 Feb 07 '23
Jesus, they ARE coworkers. They kind of have to be at an event like this together considering it's about the show that both of them work on!
This guy's obviously never seen a red carpet event, yeesh
/s -- I know you're talking about Leo and his girlfriends, but because of the wording and the picture, just thought it would be fun too busy your balls
u/ThePepperPopper Feb 07 '23
I wish someone was busying my balls, I guess I'll have to keep 'em busy myself
u/DogHouseTenant83 Feb 08 '23
Saved me a lot of money over the years.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (1)
u/marieantoilette Feb 08 '23
first time a /s was very much needed lol!
u/8enevolent Feb 08 '23
Maybe Leo hated 9/11 so much that he only dates women who can't remember it. That's my theory anyway.
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u/EitherPermission2369 Feb 08 '23
Or weren't alive for it...→ More replies (2)
u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Feb 08 '23
My roommate was born 9/12/2001 and is older than Leo's GF by 2 years→ More replies (6)
u/OneReportersOpinion Feb 07 '23 •
I figure Leo is free to date 19 year olds and I’m free to think he’s creepy.
u/Sea-Studio-6943 Feb 08 '23
Just and fair→ More replies (31)
u/Drake_Acheron Feb 08 '23
This is true, and while I do indeed think it’s gross, I would like to present: MILF Manor. It doesn’t make either any less gross, but it does make you wonder where the hate is for that show.→ More replies (1)
u/Spready_Unsettling Feb 08 '23
I've never heard about "MILF Manor" in my life, and I don't think I ever will again.→ More replies (2)
u/thepoorking Feb 07 '23
I just hope ricky gervais host the next gooden globes
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u/PenaltyParticular Feb 07 '23
yea the last time Leo was laughing like he’s got no demons in closet
u/wtfdoidothisshitsux Feb 08 '23
It’s probably because his closets are actually filled with hundreds of millions of dollars. And for the last 20 years every job he’s done has gained him at least 5 million dollars. That probably helps. Not to mention the fact that he also gets to fuck supermodels on a yacht in his free time and will continue to do so until he dies.→ More replies (2)→ More replies (8)
u/MM6D Feb 07 '23
What demons does he have? He’s allowed to date whoever he wants as long as they’re 18+. Wouldn’t it be worse if he didn’t laugh at it?
u/Kara-El Feb 08 '23
I am three days older than Leonardo (yay for Scorpios)
I have a about-to-be 19 yo son.
I can't even think of dating anyone my son's age.
u/Swamp-87 Feb 08 '23
Jada Pinkett Smith has entered the chat
u/Truthgamer2 Feb 08 '23
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u/byssain Feb 08 '23
Thinking about this way makes it so much more salient 🤢
u/soda_cookie Feb 07 '23
Good for him. Maybe he's looking to set a personal record for relationship longevity
u/returninghere22 Feb 07 '23
Everyone talks about Leo (he can date who he wants. Don't care) and he's the go-to person for age jokes but nobody really talks about Madonna (she can date who she wants too). Isn't there a 41 year age gap between her and he current boyfriend?
u/MeiguiChronicles Feb 07 '23
Madonna is still dating? I thought she was focusing on her new saw movie.
u/MC_Fap_Commander Feb 07 '23
She's currently an N64 product placement.
u/SmoothMoose420 Feb 08 '23
Oh yikes. The r/instagramreality subs really drive this home.
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u/ILoveLamp9 Feb 08 '23
Man, her new face is rough to look at.
u/102491593130 Feb 07 '23
Cher is also dating a guy 40 years younger than her.
u/sunpies33 Feb 07 '23
Dick van dyke.→ More replies (3)→ More replies (1)
u/Lazy_Crocodile Feb 07 '23
Yeah but Cher’s boyfriend is 36. There is a huge difference in self awareness and maturity between 19 and 36. And if you don’t think so you are probably close to 19. Now Madonna dating a 23 year old? 23 is better than 19 but not much better→ More replies (44)
u/DrButtgerms Feb 07 '23
Yeah but 40 years younger than Madonna still has an AARP card
u/The_Rogue_Coder Feb 07 '23
Yeah, she's definitely got issues, too. You can see it as well in the drastic cosmetic surgeries she's had trying to stay young, it's pretty sad and gross.
I think people probably don't talk about her as much because she's not nearly as in the limelight/relevant still like Leo is.→ More replies (4)
u/vyrelis Feb 07 '23
We already know Madonna is a wreck. The only thing we know is weird about Leo is the dating thing→ More replies (46)
u/Billielolly Feb 08 '23
Unless there's a new one, I think they broke up - he was 28 and they had started dating 3 years prior when he would've been 25.
25 is 6 years away from 19 - that's a long time to gain life experiences and maturity compared to barely being out of high school.
The ick factor with these things isn't truly about the age gap - it's about where the younger person is in terms of their age/maturity, as well as whether or not it's a repeat pattern.
If someone's continually targetting 19 year olds then there's something weird with that situation - because the reasoning isn't always just about getting along with them or them being young and attractive, it can be about control or about 19 year olds maybe not having the experience to recognise red flags that a 25 year old might.
If someone is 40 and happens to date a 19 year old as a one-off because they do truly get along, then the age gap is jarring but maybe that 19 year old is genuinely more mature. But if it's a repeated thing then the chance that they're all genuinely mature enough to get along with a 40 year old is significantly more unlikely.→ More replies (1)
u/bkwilcox100 Feb 07 '23
Generally speaking, I don’t really care about relationships between two consenting adults of any age but Leonardo is showing clear signs of predatory behavior. Not to mention it’s unlikely they met when she was 18 so it brings the question of grooming into the picture. Nearly 50 year olds have no business dating someone that young habitually.
u/raltoid Feb 07 '23
Not to mention it’s unlikely they met when she was 18
One of his other recent girlfriends was the daughter of his friend, and he had known her since she was a child.
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u/NotSaalz Feb 07 '23
Me when I discovered Macron's wife knew him since he was her daughter's classmate at 15
u/makkismakkis Feb 08 '23
Macron's wife was his teacher.
u/skywalkers66 Feb 07 '23
nah that's just fucked up. People will always use the excuse "but they got together when she was legal!!" When you're 18-19 you're still a teenager, youre new to being an adult and are figuring out how to navigate in the world it's predatory and creepy to go after a 18-19 year old when you're nearing 50→ More replies (14)
u/kazza789 Feb 07 '23
Jesus that's bad. That is just incredibly, incredibly wrong. Dude is a straight up predator.→ More replies (4)→ More replies (8)
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u/CODDE117 Feb 07 '23
A big age gap can be ok. A pattern of big age gaps is a potential issue.
u/sionnachrealta Feb 07 '23 edited Feb 08 '23
Just saying as a mental health practitioner for folks the age of DiCaprio's gf, I feel it's not even remotely healthy for someone of that age to be dating someone 30 years older than them. Those dynamic aren't always an abuse of power, but they can become one really fast. Add onto it that these relationships are often a sign of childhood sexual assault, and things can get a whole lot more complicated.
A 19 yr old often has no idea what kinds of power dynamics can arise in an age-gap relationship. It's a situation that's ripe for abuse. In my experience, it's someone who is running from their trauma in an attempt to avoid recovery or because they're not ready to face it yet. I suppose it's possible for a relationship like that to be healthy, but I've yet to see that be the case.
Full disclosure, I say this being in a relationship with an 8 year gap (I'm the younger one), but I'm also in my mid 30s. It's not as big of a deal after 25 or so, but before then, it can be quite detrimental.→ More replies (39)→ More replies (2)
u/Professerson Feb 07 '23
A 30 year age gap with a teenager is definitely too much. Hell even a 90 y/o and a 60 y/o is weird
u/DoinItDirty Feb 07 '23
I would hope by 90 and 60, both parties have enough conventional wisdom to make a decision lol
u/Professerson Feb 07 '23
I'd say the potential for abuse would go the other direction towards the older person in that situation.→ More replies (3)
u/midgetforce2k Feb 07 '23
Rip buzz aldrin
u/Ruthrfurd-the-stoned Feb 07 '23
He has moon powers the power dynamic is always in his favor- as with anyone else who has been to the moon→ More replies (1)
u/ChainsawRomance Feb 07 '23
"I'm an underage 60 yo..."
u/GodKiller999 Feb 07 '23
Hell even a 90 y/o and a 60 y/o is weird
This is such a reddit moment, people don't mature linearly, at a certain point the difference is entirely on an individual level where there's no issue.→ More replies (1)
u/Vengeants Feb 07 '23
Calling a 90 and a 60 year old weird is a certified im a redditor and i never go outside moment. Who tf even thinks of that scenario much less comes to the fucking conclusion that its weird lmfao→ More replies (1)
u/IvanAfterAll Feb 07 '23
It feels icky to me. That 60 year old is still developing. I think it should at least require parental consent.
u/loneMILF Feb 07 '23
ope, too late→ More replies (2)
u/sadpartypodcast Feb 07 '23
What if the 90 year old is one of the 60 year old’s parents?→ More replies (2)→ More replies (8)
u/Wet_Fart_Connoisseur Feb 07 '23
90 and 60 may seem weird, but it passes the “half plus seven” rule. 52 is the minimum age a 90 year old should be in a relationship.
31 is the minimum age Leo should be dating at this point.
Half plus 7 really doesn’t work at super young ages, so an 18 year old and 16 year old, or 20 and 17. Half plus 7 kicks in at 22. From there on out, it typically makes sense, even if it creates some disparities.→ More replies (12)
u/jetxlife Feb 07 '23
They aren’t even dating. They are literally sitting next to eachother at a party and the internet is losing they mind→ More replies (3)→ More replies (86)
u/RandyAcorns Feb 07 '23
Not to mention it’s unlikely they met when she was 18
Lol what? Why?→ More replies (1)
u/rom-ok Feb 07 '23
They really out here thinking that leonardo dicaprio has to put in any ground work for women to be interested, including young women. All these posts take away the 19 year olds agency to make her own decisions.→ More replies (6)
u/billbill5 Feb 08 '23
His last girlfriend was his friend's daughter who he knew since a child.
u/QuaaludeMoonlight Feb 08 '23
pedro reached out through bella's mom first, before ever texting his (then) 17 year old co-star prior to filming
that wholesome heartthrob
u/ImericanAdiot Feb 07 '23
Next Movie: Wolf of Sesame Street
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u/intense_1ike_camping Feb 07 '23
I just wonder how he meets all of them…
u/jawnquixote Feb 07 '23
Have you seen his yacht? Do you know what small time instagram models will do to get on a yacht 5% as expensive as his?
People really like to take the ownership out of women's hands, but they are lining up to be the next young girl he dates. Common, normal people look at it weird because it's completely foreign to our lifestyle. People in that rung of society know exactly what is going on.→ More replies (4)
u/i_speak_the_truf Feb 08 '23
I reckon there’s like 2-3 billion people of all genders and ages that would gladly enter a physical relationship with Leo to have that lifestyle for a few years. We’re talking about a .001 percent lifestyle here.
Either an 18yo is an adult with the ability to consent or they aren’t. If you think what Leo is doing shouldn’t happen, then lobby for changing the laws.→ More replies (2)
u/Sea-Studio-6943 Feb 08 '23
I'm a straight guy and I'd probably sell my body to Leo for a peek at the high life. Just for research purposes of course.→ More replies (8)
u/Jay_Heat Feb 08 '23
"Hi, I'm Leo"
u/ShivasKratom3 Feb 07 '23
This is gonna sound stupid but reddit is so sex positive they don't mind 18/19 posting nudes and whatnot. And don't mind 19yo sugar babying for 50 year olds but this is the line? I don't understand that.
I'm not trying to be pro pedo or anti sex work Im just wondering the difference?
u/Balcony_Squirrel Feb 07 '23
I think the difference is that Leo is famous. He's well known, so his dating life is the focus of a lot of 'news'→ More replies (1)
u/MrFilthyNeckbeard Feb 08 '23
And don’t mind 19yo sugar babying for 50 year olds but this is the line?
I think it's intent. If Leo's girlfriend is only in it for money/fame and she knows that he's going to dump her eventually when she gets older, I still don't really like it. But at least both parties know what's going on and are consenting.
If she's being taken advantage of and he's trying to convince her that this is true love etc then it feels really manipulative and gross.→ More replies (1)
u/Son-of-a-Pear_42 Feb 08 '23
I mean, Reddit isn't exactly one homogeneous group of people with the same opinion. The people who think Leo is being creepy likely aren't the same people who condone 18-year-olds posting nudes online.→ More replies (2)
u/DirectlyTalkingToYou Feb 08 '23
Also there's a Tun of people on Reddit who can't get a date with someone or even start a relationship. A 47 year old man dating young girls?? Piiiig!!!
I personally think there's worse things to complain about in our society today. For instance who the hell is on Epstiens tapes! No let's complain about Leo or Will Smith instead.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (29)
u/triclops6 Feb 08 '23
My take is it's a sign that here's not alright. He's free to date her, she's free to date him, no crimes here. Just judgement.→ More replies (1)
u/AutisticKatze Feb 07 '23
Is it weird? Yes. Is it illegal? No.
u/Fimpish Feb 07 '23 •
Reminds me of this Joel Haver animation:
u/InternetSpaceCow Feb 07 '23
"Joker... What the fuck"
u/MemeStocksYolo69-420 Feb 07 '23
That’s hilarious. But why does the animation look like that? Kind of, AI generated. Was it a video that was turned into a comic- look, through a filter?
u/lordzero56 Feb 07 '23
He films himself, then draws over it frame by frame→ More replies (1)
u/Fimpish Feb 07 '23
It's rotoscoping. Here's a video on how he does it.
u/Hioneqpls Feb 07 '23
Yeah nor is it illegal to fart in an elevator full of people, still a good reason to dislike you.
u/Psychic_Hobo Feb 07 '23
Plus it's always this topic where people come out with "But it's not illegal!"
Guy has 28 guns stored in his house? "Probably a nutter or a psycho, stay away"
50 year old man dating a teen? "IT'S NOT ILLEGAL OK"
u/Andy_B_Goode Feb 07 '23
Yeah, honestly if people are questioning your actions and the only defense you can come up with is "I'm not technically breaking any laws", you probably need to rethink what you're doing.→ More replies (7)→ More replies (9)
u/jonesjonesing Feb 07 '23
28? Get those numbers up rookie→ More replies (3)
u/REDDIT_BROWSER_1234 Feb 07 '23
Farting in an elevator is wrong on so many levels.→ More replies (1)
u/keefemotif Feb 07 '23
Fair enough, but there's a pretty big yuck gap before we hit illegal territory.→ More replies (26)
u/tigerbeds Feb 07 '23
Nobody said it was illegal so why bring up what sounds like a justification→ More replies (15)
u/Mathi12 Feb 07 '23
It's also roughly the same age gap between David Harbour (47) and Millie Bobby Brown (18)
u/abkj2007 Feb 08 '23
Madonna is dating a 23 year old while she is 64
u/ThanksIHateClippy |👁️ 👁️| Sometimes I watch you sleep 🤤 Feb 07 '23
OP needs help. Also, they hate it because...
Leo is a creep
Do you hate it as well? Do you think their hate is reasonable? (I don't think so tbh) Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.
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