This is how old The Politician cast are in real life

Payton is 26 going on 18

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The Politician is Netflix’s best new show – having just returned for a second season. Hot people, crazy fights and election fever make this your next binge watch. But one thing is definitely for sure: no-one in this show is actually the same age as their characters.

So next time you feel bad about yourself and your cringe sixth form selfies, remember that at least you didn’t lie about your age. Here are The Politician cast ages in real life, compared to their ages in the show.

Ben Platt – plays Payton Hobart

Via Netflix, ‘The Politician’

Ben’s age in real life: 26

Payton’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Payton is now 22 in season two, so has caught up a bit with Ben Platt, who plays him. Ben Platt sort of looks his age. He’s the hot young thing of musical movies and was born in LA on September 24th 1993.

Zoey Deutch – plays Infinity Jackson

Via Instagram, @zoeydeutch

Zoey’s age in real life: 25

Infinity’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Like Ben Platt, Zoey was also born in LA on November 10th 1994, making her six years older than her character.

Lucy Boynton – plays Astrid Sloan

Lucy’s age in real life: 26

Astrid’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Despite playing a ruthless American high-school princess, Lucy actually went to school in Dulwich. She was born in New York on the 17th January 1994.

David Corenswet – plays River Barkley

David’s age in real life: 26

River’s age in The Politician season one: 18

David Corenswet is the best thing to happen to Instagram in a long time. David was born in Philadelphia sometime in 1993. Mysterious.

Julia Schlaepfer – plays Alice Charles

Via Instagram, @juliaschlaepfer

Julia’s age in real life: 25

Alice’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Julia is new on the scene and not much is known about her birthday. She is currently living the highlife in NYC and enjoying every moment of pretending to be 18 on TV.

Laura Dreyfuss – plays McAfee Westbrook

Laura’s age in real life: 31

McAfee’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Laura sweeps in with the biggest age difference of the bunch with a whopping 13 years between her actual age and her character’s. She was born on August 22, 1988 in New Jersey, USA.

Theo Germaine – plays James Sullivan

Via Instagram, @theogermaine

Theo’s age in real life: 23

James’ age in The Politician season one: 18

Theo talks about attending college and how it prepared them for the role in The Politician. Theo’s background is in theatre.

Rahne Jones – plays Skye Leighton

Via Instagram, @rahne_jones

Rahne’s age in real life: 33

Skye’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Skye is an American TV actress. She made her television debut as Skye on Netflix’s The Politician in 2019.

Benjamin Barrett – plays Ricardo

Via Instagram, @benabarrett

Benjamin’s age in real life: ??

Ricardo’s age in The Politician season one: 18

Benjamin is as mysterious as his character. Like Ricardo, there is no clear information about when or where Benjamin was born. Like Theo, he’s a real breakout star and no doubt the Wikipedia entry will be ready very soon.

Trevor Mahlon Eason – plays Martin Hobart and Trey Eason – plays Luther Hobart

Trevor and Trey’s age in real life: Mid-20s

Martin and Luther’s age in The Politician: 21

Another mystery, the internet has revealed that the twins on the show are in their mid-20s. How mid? It’s impossible to tell.

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