When I understudied the role I'm playing now, many years ago, the actress I was understudying was 30ish. She was the oldest of the four main characters. She didn't seem OLD to me, just established, settled, a little more mellow.
Now I'm the actress. In that role. Pushing 30. (about to push right into pretty soon) and oldest of the four main characters. Older than my love interest by about 7 years.
Two of the girls on the education team said they were talking about me, and I TOTALLY didn't seem 29. Didn't seem that old.
Strands of silver.
(though NOT actually balding, as the flash suggests. THANKS FLASH.)
I skipped kindergarten, I had a late birthday, I've always been the youngest in my grade and my groups of friends. Being the oldest is a weird adjustment. Mostly I wonder if I come across as that other actress came across to me: established, settled, a little more mellow.
Even if I TOTALLY don't seem THAT OLD.