Hollywood 2019: Younger and Younger

The film industry seems to be getting younger and younger in terms of the talent in front of the cameras.

Consider Cole, who is now 27.

The 2005 hit Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody could have turned Cole and his twin brother, Dylan, into matinee idols.

In 2011, Sprouse enrolled as a freshman at NYU. Over the next four years, he took photography classes, majored in archaeology and got a job in a lab in Brooklyn.

“I got a call from my manager, who begged me to come back and audition for pilot season,” he told Variety. But he was determined: “If I don’t book anything, then I’m not going to do this anymore.”

Sprouse is appearing in Riverdale, a teen soap based on “Archie Comics,” which became an instant hit for The CW Network when it debuted in the winter of 2017.

Sprouse’s role as the sardonic narrator Jughead (seen with his trademark crown-shaped beanie) has allowed him to reinvent himself as an actor.

This year, he starred in his first grown-up film, Five Feet Apart, as a man with cystic fibrosis who falls in love with a patient. The drama, distributed by CBS Films in March, became a sleeper hit, grossing over $45 million at the domestic box office.