Tuesday, September 27, 2005

the big three-oh, belated

I've been thirty for over a month, and it finally hit me: I'm not a 20-something anymore. What finally did it for me? Looking up the ages of various TV and movie stars on IMDB.

Throughout my 20s, I could count on the fact that actors my age were still being cast as teenagers. You, the old 90210 factor.. a 26 year old guy playing a 17 year old guy is, while not believable to anybody, apparently what audiences want to see.

But once you hit 30, you're finally an adult by hollywood standards.

For example: just last year, Freddie Prinze Jr. was able to play the apparently-teenaged Fred in "Scooby Doo II". Next year, young master Prinze will turn 30. He'd better land himself a nice adult sitcom quick. Whoops, he just did!