Here's How Old The "High School Musical" Cast Were During Filming

High School Musical will literally never be the same.

If you’re here it’s probably because you’re also a stan of the Oscar snubbed movie franchise, High School Musical.

If you're here it's probably because you're also a stan of the Oscar snubbed movie franchise, High School Musical.

Seriously we should've all lost faith in The Academy when this cinematic gold wasn't even nominated, but let's not get into that right now.

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So there I was, doing some ~important~ research on the movies when I stumbled across a lil’ fact that had me, frankly, shook.

So there I was, doing some ~important~ research on the movies when I stumbled across a lil' fact that had me, frankly, shook.

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You remember Tiara Gold, right? The discount Sharpay Evans who was a complete snake and tried to steal Sharpay’s role in the musical.

You remember Tiara Gold, right? The discount Sharpay Evans who was a complete snake and tried to steal Sharpay's role in the musical.

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Well Jemma McKenzie-Brown, who played Tiara, was actually 14 YEARS OLD when High School Musical 3 was released.

Well Jemma McKenzie-Brown, who played Tiara, was actually 14 YEARS OLD when High School Musical 3 was released.

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Not just that, but according to a very reliable source that rhymes with schmikipedia, shooting for HSM3 began on 3 May 2008, meaning Jemma was only 13!!!!

Not just that, but according to a very reliable source that rhymes with schmikipedia, shooting for HSM3 began on 3 May 2008, meaning Jemma was only 13!!!!

I am shaken to my very core.

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Adamant that I was being lied to, I hunted down Jemma’s Instagram and scrolled back to 2 June where I found THIS.

My maths has always been terrible but if Jemma is 23-years-old now, that means in 2008 she was 13. Excuse me, I need to sit down for a second.

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So if Tiara Gold was actually only 13, how old was everybody else? What other lies have I been living? Time to investigate…

So if Tiara Gold was actually only 13, how old was everybody else? What other lies have I been living? Time to investigate...

All ages are given for when the third movie (also known as the best one) was released btw.

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Our leading man, Zac Efron, is 30 years old now, and when HSM3 was released on 24 October 2008, he would’ve just turned 21.

Our leading man, Zac Efron, is 30 years old now, and when HSM3 was released on 24 October 2008, he would've just turned 21.

He was 20 during filming, so I'm not overly surprised. Next!

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Vanessa Hudgens is now 29, and would’ve been 19 years old.

Vanessa Hudgens is now 29, and would've been 19 years old.

I'm not shook, that seems about right.

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Sharpay Evans – or Ashley Tisdale if you want to be technical – was a little older at 23 when the third movie was released.

Sharpay Evans – or Ashley Tisdale if you want to be technical – was a little older at 23 when the third movie was released.

Not that hard to believe I suppose.

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Her on-screen brother Ryan – aka Lucas Grabeel – was also 23 which is cute considering they’re twins in the movie.

Her on-screen brother Ryan – aka Lucas Grabeel – was also 23 which is cute considering they're twins in the movie.

Again, this doesn't get more than a little nod and shrug combo from me.

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Corbin Bleu and his fantastic hair, which should’ve won its own Oscar, would’ve been 19 years old.

Corbin Bleu and his fantastic hair, which should've won its own Oscar, would've been 19 years old.

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But his on-screen girlfriend Monique Coleman – aka our future president Taylor McKessie – was actually 27 by the third movie, and almost 28!

But his on-screen girlfriend Monique Coleman – aka our future president Taylor McKessie – was actually 27 by the third movie, and almost 28!

Now I am truly shaken.

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Kelsi Nielsen, played by Olesya Rulin, was 22.

Kelsi Nielsen, played by Olesya Rulin, was 22.

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And Martha Cox – aka Kaycee Stroh – was 24 years old.

And Martha Cox – aka Kaycee Stroh – was 24 years old.

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Oh, and Tiara Gold’s counterpart, also known as Discount Troy Bolton (or Jimmie “Rocket Man” Zara, whatever) was 18 when the final movie came out.

Oh, and Tiara Gold's counterpart, also known as Discount Troy Bolton (or Jimmie "Rocket Man" Zara, whatever) was 18 when the final movie came out.

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Colour me shook by all of this. I’m going to sit in a dark room for a minute and question everything else I thought I knew.

Colour me shook by all of this. I'm going to sit in a dark room for a minute and question everything else I thought I knew.

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Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/celebrity.xml

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