play innocent

play innocent

to pretend to be innocent and not concerned. There is no need to play innocent. I know you broke the lamp! John is playing innocent, and he knows more than he is telling us.
See also: innocent, play
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Fans of the show will surely want to see how SAMCRO's matriarch will play innocent in front of Jax knowing that she is the reason why her son is in a big mess.
A YouTube campaign calling for Felicity Jones, 29, from Bournville, (pictured) to win the key role has proved fruitless Instead Johnson, 23, who is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will play innocent college graduate Anastasia Steele, who is seduced by wealthy Christian Grey.
A BBC show meant to expose real-life fraud dupes viewers by using actors to play innocent victims, it was claimed last night.
There is little left to the imagination, but Rebecca manages to play innocent when she first spies on Mrs Brown with her paramour.
But fans of the show are more excited how Gemma will play innocent in front of Jax and how long will she able to keep her dark secret.