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Hollywood Actors do not hesitate to play Funny and Bizarre character roles

In Indian TV and Cinema, movie actors  hesitate to play bizarre or funny character roles. 

This is not so in TV serials and Hollywood Cinema in the west. Many good looking Stars and Starlets play bizarre character roles which is often totally different in role play compared to the way they are in real life. 

IN SUMMARY, Western/Hollywood movie and TV actors take up challenging roles to show their acting talents. Indian actors do not do so for fear of getting stamped as character actors that often can bring out true talent in them!


Naomi Grossman - Pepper

Character Role  Play                                                             The actor in real life!

Naomi Grossman – Pepper
Best known for her role as Pepper (see role play at left) in the television series American Horror Story, Naomi had to shave her head bald for this role. This is to date her biggest role, even though she has appeared in other shows and movies.

Taryn Manning Tiffany Doggett

 Character Role  Play                                                         The actor in real life!     

 Taryn Manning – Tiffany Doggett
Tarryn plays the role of Tiffany Doggett in Orange Is The New Black. She plays a woman from western Pennsylvania who proudly calls herself a redneck. For the first season, her character had some rotten teeth and some were even missing.

Elizabeth Moss - Peggy Olson

Character Role  Play                                                         The actor in real life!

Elisabeth Moss – Peggy Olson
Elisabeth plays the role of office secretary Peggy Olson on the hit series Mad Men. Her character is innocent and frumpy and was described as too homely by her co-workers. They even comment on how she needs to change her appearance to fit in more.

America Ferrera Betty Suarez

Character Role                                                                        The actor in real life!

America Ferrera – Betty Suarez
The role of Betty Suarez on the series Ugly Betty, was America’s career breakthrough. Her character was an ambitious young woman who had unruly hair, wore glasses, braces, and eccentric outfits. Towards the end of the show, she got a makeover and looked more like her real self.

Emma Thompson - Nanny McPhee

Character Role                                                                     The actor in real life!

Emma Thompson – Nanny McPhee
In 2005 Emma Thompson played the role of a magical nanny in the movie Nanny McPhee. Her character suddenly appears in people’s homes to help parents with unruly children. Her character starts off frighteningly hideous and progresses throughout the movie.

Judy Greer - Kitty Sanchez

Character Role Play                                                       The actor in real life!

Judy Greer – Kitty Sanchez
Judy is famous for many different roles but has also played some bizarre characters such as Kitty Sanchez on the show Arrested Development. This was such a quirky role and which she loved paying because she could make people laugh.



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Navneet Bakshi
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I don’t know how the rating button for two stars got pressed and the page refreshed. I can’t change it now 🙂
So true, The versatility of an actor can only be judged from the variety of challenging roles he/she played. Most of the Indian soaps are bland, pushing a worn out story line where there’s no scope of introducing such characters and in Indian Cinema the heroines are mere there for Oomph and item numbers.There is nothing new to the stories too that revolve around love and of victory of truth over evil.

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