Most actors are known in Hollywood as very dynamic and varied individuals who are capable of playing a variety of roles in a believable fashion. However, there exist a boatload of actors who typically only play one type of role. These actors are what we call “typecast,” which essentially means they are cast in only one type of similar role.
Now, this isn’t because of their own doing, it’s just that the casting directors realize that is what they are best at, so those are the roles they should play. Without further ado, here are 10 actors who are forever typecast!
10. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy burst onto the comedic scene with her hilarious role as Megan Price in the smash hit Bridesmaids. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, which was a testament to how good it was. As a result of this hit, McCarthy has since been cast in a number of different comedy films where she essentially plays the same role. In most of her films since Bridesmaids, McCarthy gets by making jokes about her body or by using questionable language and being gross, without any real substance or meaning behind a lot of her words or roles. This is unfortunate for Gilmore Girls fans, as her character “Sookie” was one of the best on the show, without the need for this cheap humor.