Skins alum Kaya Scodelario has reflected on her young age on the show in a recent TikTok, but how old was the actress throughout her time on the series?

Scodelario is best known to Skins fans for her role as Effy Stonem, the rebel younger sister of Tony. While reacting to the popular US teen drama Euphoria, Scodelario looked back on her start on UK series Skins.

The actress has left people wondering how old she was during her time on the show. Let’s take a look…

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How old was Kaya Scodelario in Skins?

Filming for Skins season one is said to have begun a year before the first instalment of the show aired in January 2007.

Kaya, who was born on March 13, 1992, would have been 14 years old during filming and the same age upon its early 2007 release. 

Following her feature in the initial series, the young star went on to star in the show until its fourth season.

Scodelario would have been 15 upon the release of season 2 in February 2008, 16 when the third season came out in January 2009 and 17 when the fourth season aired in January 2010.

In 2013 Scodelario reprised her role as Effy for the seventh instalment of the show, which followed her character adjusting to real-world pressures. When the final series of the show aired in July 2013, the actress would have been 21 years old.

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Kaya Scodelario reflects on her age in Skins

Taking to TikTok on Monday (July 25), Kaya reflected on her start in Skins at 14. While sharing her reaction to US high school drama Euphoria, the actress looked back on her time in the UK teen drama. 

In a video to her 467,400 followers, she wrote: “Watching Euphoria for the first time thinking this is crazy for 17-year-olds then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14.” 

The Skins alum’s recent TikTok is not the only time Kaya has reflected on her age during the series. In a 2014 interview with Grazia, she discussed how she felt she “didn’t feel young” during her stint on the series. 

She explained: “I think growing up in London, you grow up a lot quicker than people think. And I mean, even now, I look back, and I think, ‘Oh God, I Was 14…’ and it sounds young to me, but I didn’t feel young.”


Will always be greatful. But yeah safeguarding really wasnt a thing back then…

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Kaya initially said she was older during Skins casting

While chatting to The Hollywood Reporter in 2019, the actress admitted she had said she was 16 years old during the audition stage of the series after hearing they were looking for people that age and over.

Kaya explained that after hearing that there were open auditions happening locally, she sat and watched the ongoings from across the street. 

After catching the eye of a producer, they crossed over to her asking if she wanted to audition. While she was aware of the minimum age to audition, she told them she was 16 and a half.

The actress went on to land the part of Effy but only after she revealed her actual age when she was told she was too old. Kaya said: “Then, I admitted that I lied about my age. Luckily, they gave me the opportunity.”

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