People can not get over the real-life age gap between Keira Knightley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in 'Love Actually'

People can not get over the real-life age gap between Keira Knightley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in 'Love Actually'

We are just a couple of weeks away from the most wonderful day of the year. A time for indulging in delicious foods, spending quality time with loved ones, exchanging gifts, oh, and for putting on your family's go-to Christmas movie. Whether it's a classic film you're after, a kid's flick, or a romantic comedy, there really is a festive movie for everyone. One of my personal favorites, for instance, is the beloved 2003 rom-com Love Actually. 

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The beautifully made flick is perfect for the holiday season. It's just all kinds of heartwarming and one you can watch with all the family. With scenes of Emma Thompson crying, Andrew Lincoln holding up "secret" messages for love interest Keira Knightley and an adorable homage to Titanic - it really knows how to tug on our delicate, little heartstrings.

Feast your eyes on the most adorable moment in Love Actually:

Included in the film are nine intertwined stories about complicated relationships and the pursuit of love. Knightley, of course, plays one-half of one of the couples in the movie.

But did you know that the actress, who portrayed the newlywed Juliet, was just 18 when the film was released in 2003, while Brodie-Sangster, who portrayed the very young-looking Sam, was 13 years old? This, of course, means that there was just a five-year age gap between the two actors - despite being a generation apart in the movie.

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In any case, when a viral tweet last week highlighted this fact, Twitter was in shock.

One user posted a meme that read, “Okay, was anybody going to tell me that there is a 5 year age gap between Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightly [sic] / or was I just supposed to find that out on Twitter myself?”

“He looks 5 and she looks 25,” added another.