It's so hard to be a teenager.
It's even harder to be a teenager when an actor, well into their '20s or '30s, is still tapping into those angsty teen emotions.
We get it.
A lot of TV studios cast actors who are older than the characters they play.
But what about those actors who've ended up playing a teenager for several seasons of television?
Here are just a few TV teens who are actually well-past high school.
Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley has been playing Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries for 8 years. While Stefan is eternally 17, Wesley himself is in his '30s.
Scott McCall - Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf, you say? Tyler Posey, who's played teenage werewolf Scott since the beginning of the series, is actually 25.
Spencer Hastings - Pretty Little Liars
The lying teens may have had a recent time jump into the future, but prior to that, Troian Bellisario was a woman in her thirties playing a high school student!
Matty McKibben - Awkward.
Matty might look like he's ready for senior year. In reality, Beau Mirchoff is in his late twenties. We're thinking this might be the real awkward part.
Caroline Forbes - The Vampire Diaries
Caroline is the loveliest immortal 17 year old girl on The Vampire Diaries. It's almost too easy to forget that in real-life, Candace King is in her late '20s.
Daphne Vasquez - Switched at Birth
So you think that Daphne is only 18? Oh no, no, no. A quick internet search reveals that Katie Leclerc, who's been starring on the Freeform series since 2011, is actually turning 30 later this year.