Typecasting is an interesting thing because, in a way, if you're good at something, you're going to work at that thing. In other ways, you constantly have to change people's opinion of you as one thing, especially if you want to play different roles. You have to shatter that image sometimes.
No, the type-casting didn't happen until after Star Trek. I don't think that you get typecast until you've been cast!
Is typecasting really a problem?
Being typecast is a great thing for an actor. I was considered one of the New York mob actors.
I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
People try to typecast astronauts as heroic and superhuman. We're only human beings.
If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.
Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I enjoy it, but I got into this business to make westerns. And the kind of westerns I used to see, they died. So that didn't work out.
It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before.
Directors, like actors, get typecast.
I don't ever want to be doing the same sort of thing, I never want to be typecast, because I have way too much to give to be sort of, to always be the hot chick in the movie.
I do try and stay away from the stereotype and getting typecast.
It's up to the actor to make sure they don't get typecast.
I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I'm trapped in a genre that I love, but I'm trapped in it!
Hollywood typecast me as the secretary. I could have worked as the quirky secretary for the rest of my life, but I decided not to do that.
It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along.
Typecasting is a good thing. It's good to be known for what you do.
I don't believe in typecasting. Just because all my characters may come from the other side of the tracks doesn't mean they are all the same. You don't stereotype people and generalize people, everyone's different.
I tend to get cast as a certain type of quiet, almost introverted person who's strong on the inside, but the characters are so very different I don't see it as any kind of typecasting.
I certainly dont feel like Ive been the victim of typecasting.
I'm trying to fight typecasting as hard as I can, while I have time.
I guess I'm lucky that I've been able to play a wide range of parts and a wide range of types of productions - I haven't felt much typecasting.
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