Disney has a long history of churning out teen stars who seem wholesome on the small and big screen, but in real life, they’re champagne-swilling, cigarette-smoking, club-hopping messy menaces (you know who we’re referring to, no need to name names). These days, many of the newer starshave cleaned up their acts — but something else is happening. Instead of behaving far too grown in their off-duty lives, they’re looking downright adult on their shows. Whether it’s because they’re actually damn near 30 (like Albert on How to Build a Better Boy) or styled like a substitute teacher (Ally on Austin & Ally), the new class of Disney “teen” stars could easily pass for residents on Grey’s Anatomy.
From Zapped’s Zendaya to the so-called middle-schoolers on A.N.T. Farm, check out the most grown-looking characters on the Disney Channel.
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