Mind-blowing fact number 1: The little kid from Love, Actually — a.k.a. British actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster — will be 23 years old in May.
Mind-blowing fact number 2: He’s playing mysterious, prophetic teenager Jojen Reed on Game of Thrones this season.
Mind-blowing fact number 3: Brodie-Sangster also voices taciturn, green-haired Ferb on Phineas and Ferb. And the girl who played his Love, Actually love interest also plays Ferb’s crush, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, in Disney’s cartoon. Whooaa.
Obviously, actors act — it’s right there in their job description! — and that necessarily means that they should have the ability to tackle all sorts of projects. Still, Phineas and GoT are about as different as two TV shows can be… and chances are that a lot of Thrones-loving parents will find themselves in the same position as TV critic Alan Sepinwall this spring:
Just realized one of new Game of Thrones actors is Ferb from Phineas & Ferb. Trying to figure how to tell my kids without showing them GoT.—
Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) March 19, 2013
Of course, you can always avoid the issue altogether by just pretending that Ferb’s voice still looks like this. Even 10 years ago, he was still doin’ it for the ladies.