A lot of actresses have played characters that are much younger than their actual age. One such actress is our very own teen star, Gabrielle Carteris. She has admitted that she lied about her age as advised by her lawyer. In order to bag the role, the actress said that her age was 21 when she was in reality 29 years old!
How Gabrielle Carteris Got The Role?
The actress talked at length about how her lawyer told her that she could sign the contract as long as she is above 21 years old. She hid her real age and hence bagged the role of a 16-year-old girl in the show. After the cat was finally out of the bag luckily her role was quite popular and thus she was not removed from the show. A producer even admitted that she is lucky because if they knew her real age she would have never been selected for the role in the show!
How Gabrielle Moved Further With The Role.
In the fourth season of Teen Drama, Andrea was pregnant and the actress further said in an interview how she’d asked for the storyline for her own desire to start a family. Moreover, She further said that she went to her husband Aaron and asked him to write that Andrea is pregnant because she did not want to hide her pregnancy. She was quite proud of her motherhood and refuse to conceal it for the sale of the role. She thought it was nothing to be ashamed of. So she embraced her motherhood with all her dignity respect. This is how her real-life was reflected through her character as well.
How Did the Fans Receive This Side Of Gabrielle Carteris?
Gabrielle recalled how this step of hers received some serious backlash form people. There was some negative impact from the fans and they even said that the character is stupid enough to get pregnant in High School. They questioned her intellect and asked how can a smart character has such poor judgment. Later the actress talked in her defence saying that sometimes even smart people make mistakes and in real life also certain things happen.