The ages on ''Alexander,'' ''Joey'' don't add up -- EW wonders why Angelina Jolie and Drea de Matteo are nearly the same age as the actors playing their sons in their latest roles

By EW Staff
Updated December 03, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

Or is it funny biology? Angelina Jolie, 29, is mom to Colin Farrell, 28, in Oliver Stone’s Alexander, while on NBC’s Joey, Drea de Matteo, 31, bosses around ”son” Paulo Costanzo, 26. (She was a teen mom, but really!) Course, it’s nothing new — Inappropriate mother-son matchups are an age-old Hollywood tradition: Cary Grant was nearly a year older than movie mom Jessie Royce Landis in 1959’s North by Northwest.