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Ten Screen Parents Who Were Barely Older Than Their Kids

Twenty-seven-year-old Olivia Wilde is still firmly in her Hollywood ingenue phase, so it's a sly little joke to cast her as a mother in Andrew Niccol's In Time — and a mom to 30-year-old Justin Timberlake, at that. The movie justifies the casting decision via a sci-fi premise that envisions a future where no one physically ages beyond 25, but plenty of other movies and TV shows haven't even bothered to explain why they've cast actors who were way, way too young to have given birth to their screen kids. Here are ten examples of fictional parents and their offspring who were cast with actors so close in age, it would put Gilmore Girls and Teen Mom to shame.