What is another word for typecasting?

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[ tˈa͡ɪpkastɪŋ], [ tˈa‍ɪpkastɪŋ], [ t_ˈaɪ_p_k_a_s_t_ɪ_ŋ]

Typecasting is a term used in acting to describe the act of assigning an actor to a specific type of role based on their appearance, personality or performance in previous roles. Some synonyms for typecasting include pigeonholing, stereotyping, or labeling. When an actor is typecast, they may find it difficult to break free from the same types of roles and may not be considered for different types of characters. Other related terms include typecasting an actress as a sex object, racial typecasting, and age typecasting. However, breaking typecasting can often lead to a wider range of roles, increased acting opportunities and a more successful career in acting.

Related words: typecast, typecasting, actor typecasting, type-caster

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    Few people are immune to typecasting, which is when a person or thing is pigeonholed in a specific category. In the film and television industry, typecasting is a common occurrence because roles are often assigned before an actor or actress has the opportunity to prove themselves. For example, aactor might be cast in a role as a nerd or jock, or a woman might be cast as a convincing female villain.

    The problem with typecasting is that it can create a false sense of reality.

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