These actors played their "child" roles so convincingly that we never had any idea they were actually grown ups. Join us as we explore the history of adults who played kids in movies and fooled us all.
In the 2002 romantic comedy Bend it Like Beckham, Parminder Nagra stars as a London teen named Jess, who joins a local women's soccer team at the urging of her friends. Her natural talent for the sport shines through, and Jess is soon leading the team on its way to the championship.
In the movie, Jess becomes close friends with her teammate Jules, played by Keira Knightley, and a budding romance develops between Jess and her young and attractive coach, Joe. Not everything is perfect, though, as the championship takes place on the same day as Jess' sister's wedding, and Jess' strict parents have forbidden her to play and don't even know she's on the team.
Although Bend it Like Beckham is just a sports-themed spin on the traditional teen romcom, the star of the movie wasn't even close to being a teenager herself. When Nagra played 18-year-old Jess in the film, the actress was actually 26.
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Parminder Nagra in Bend It Like Beckham | 0:00
Stacey Dash in Clueless | 1:03
Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez in Napoleon Dynamite | 2:10
Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing | 3:04
Shirley Henderson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire | 3:49
Calista Flockhart in The Birdcage | 4:51
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