Actress Jackie Chung has set the record straight on her age after a Google error baffled fans thinking she was 62 when she was only 44.
The Summer I Turned Pretty star, who plays Belly’s mother Laurel in the Prime Video series, has confirmed she’s not in her 60s after sharing a photo of herself posing with her beloved dog Atticus .
“Only one of us is in our 60s. Guess which one? Hint: he likes to chase squirrels, eat bubbles and sniff cigarette butts,” she cheekily wrote in the caption.
‘I AM NOT 62!’ she added, just in case there was any confusion.
Jackie Chung, who plays Laurel in The Summer I Turned Pretty, has opened up about her real age after a Google error tricked fans into thinking she was 62
The actress took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with her beloved dog Atticus, joking: ‘Only one of us is in our 60s’
Google incorrectly states that she was born on July 10, 1961. “I’M NOT 62!” she clarified
The post was appreciated by Jenny Han, the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy on which the series is based.
Chung’s age has been the subject of speculation ever since it was announced that she will be playing Laurel in the teen drama in 2021.
Google incorrectly states that it was born July 10, 1961 and aged 62, leading other media to report that she was in her 60s.
Chung may play the mother of teenage Steven and Belly on the show, but fans had a hard time believing the young-looking actress was almost an old person.
‘Google is lying about you!! This is so weird, when did 62 become a thing? one person asked.
‘Oh my God! I just Googled you to see your age because I’m nosy and I was *stunned* when it said 62. Then I came here and saw this post,’ someone else shared.
“Thank God for this clarification. My boyfriend and I have been racking our brains the past few days,” another added.
Chung never stated her exact age in the post, but she is 44.
Chung, who is actually 44, is married to actor Louis Ozawa, 47, and they share two children together
Chung’s age has been the subject of speculation since it was announced that she will be playing Laurel in the teen drama in 2021.
The actress may play the mother of teens Steven and Belly on the show, but fans struggled to believe she was almost a senior citizen and thanked her for clearing up the confusion.
“I hope I stop aging now and look the same at 62!” she joked in the comments.
Chung, a graduate of Stanford University, started out as a stage actress.
She is married to actor Louis Ozawa, 47, and they share two children together.
Chung starred in Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and Deadbeat before landing the role of Laurel Park.
“I liked Laurel right away. I find his humor so funny. I think that’s one of the things I share with the character is our similar humor,’ she said Collider to be cast on the show.
“So I was excited about that and had seen the To All the Boys movies. So I already knew Jenny’s work. And I love that she’s obviously an Asian American woman creating Asian American stories.
Chung explained that The Summer I Turned Pretty is “not just about Asian American identity,” saying she “didn’t have a show like this” when she was growing up.
“I didn’t have a Belly to connect to and say, ‘Oh, my stories matter too. Or, “I could be on that screen like that too,” she said. “I’m really grateful and happy to be on the show.”