Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

,CyToo Old or Too Young' Is Aussie Star's Dilemma

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

,CyToo Old or Too Young' Is Aussie Star's Dilemma

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SHE'S gorgeous, talented and successful, and what every Hollywood actress wishes she was: young.

But the Australian star of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Teresa Palmer, says being 24 years old in Tinseltown isn't as easy as it might sound.

"It's a weird age to be in Hollywood. I feel like I'm falling between the cracks a little bit," Palmer said in Sydney.

"I'm too old to be playing high school, but I'm too young to be playing opposite Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio.

"There aren't a lot of movie star males around my age that I can play opposite. I can only think of Shia LaBeouf. I'm maybe a little old for Zac Efron."

In I Am Number Four, an action sci-fi she just finished shooting, Palmer says she felt so self-conscious playing a teenager she asked for her character to be older.

"I felt so silly playing a 17-year-old ... we ended up aging her up to 22," she says.

Palmer concedes that Hollywood isn't easy for any actress at any age, but she still thinks if she was either older or younger she'd be working more.

"I'm still only doing about one film a year and I'd love to be doing film, film, film, film, film," she said.

It's hard to imagine that Palmer thinks she isn't working hard enough.

In a short career, the Adelaide actress has already starred with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as every teen boy's dream in December Boys, Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American brat in The Grudge 2, Adam Sandler as a fair maiden in Bedtime Stories and now Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel in magical adventure film The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

In the soon-to-be released Kids in America, she plays the beauty that Topher Grace's character lusts after, and in I Am Number Four, she plays a "tough alien chick in head-to-toe black leather who rides

a Ducati motorbike and kicks butt".

Earlier in August she confirmed she would be acting opposite Joel Edgerton, the brother of her rumoured boyfriend Nash, in the Australian thriller Say Nothing, and she's lined up to star in friend Gracie Otto's first writer/director project Rue De Tournon, filming in Sydney and France next year. …

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