Tami wasn't 24...


Whoever wrote the synopsis got it wrong, Tami Erin wasn't 24 when she played
Pippi, she was 14. She was still older than the written age of Pippi Longstocking, but she was fun anyway.

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She looked heaps old to be playing Pippi either way... I just couldnt get past it while watching this movie.

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If there's grass on the field, play ball.

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Actually, Tami was 13 at the time. Remember, this was filmed in Summer of 1987 (a year before its Summer 1988 release).

I love Tami's performance, even though she was indeed a little older than Pippi should be; she was 9 in the books. The actresses who closely matched the original age were Gina Gillespie (1961) and Inger Nilsson (1969), both of whom were 8 just going on 9 while filming.

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