Madeleine Lloyd-Jones, an actress and blogger according to her Twitter bio, tweeted on Saturday, “Yearly reminder that there is only a five year age gap between Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightley in Love Actually.” The tweet has since achieved 19.2K retweets and 108.4K likes.
Knightley, who portrayed the newly-wed Juliet, was 18 years old at the time of the 2003 film’s release, while Brodie-Sangster, who portrayed the youthful Sam, was just 13 years old.
Twitter users had some comical reactions to the viral tweet.
Another user tweeted 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,” one user made the astute observation.
Knightley was born on March 26, 1985, while Brodie-Sangster was born on May 16, 1990.