I’m watching Grease right now, thinking about how hilarious it is that in the 1978, people thought these actors could actually pass for high school age. Cha Cha DiGregorio and Sandy were both 30. Rizzo was 33. Kenickie was 28. The big shocker is that John Travolta was only 24. Looking at Grease’s modern-day counterpart, High School Musical, the actors still don’t quite pass for high schoolers, but heck, at least they were all younger than 26. While we’re on the topic, let’s look at everyone’s favorite high school series: Saved by the Bell. Mark-Paul Gosselar, Lark Voorhies, and Tiffani Thiessen were 15 at the show’s onset. Mario Lopez was 16. Elizabeth Berkley was 17, and Dustin Diamond was 12 when the show started.
What’s your favorite high school-themed movie? Do you buy that the actors are high school age?