Sissy Spacek and Betty Buckley
When casting directors need a young actor but don’t want to risk hiring a real child, they know they can count on someone who looks much younger than they are. This is called a “lookalike,” a term for an actor who looks much younger than they are. Sissy Spacek was 26 when the horror classic Carrie was made. She looked and acted nothing like the 16-year-old she was supposed to be, but she got the lead role anyway. Carrie is thought to be one of the scariest movies ever made. Many people believe the movie Carrie is one of the scariest movies ever made.
Age is talked about in an interesting way throughout the movie. For example, the actress who plays Spacek’s gym teacher is only three years older than Spacek herself. Spacek plays the role of Buckley. At least they don’t act in a way that doesn’t match the duties of their job!