stunt casting


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stunt casting

Casting someone in a surprising or unexpected role, typically to boost interest in the movie or show. I know that having Britney Spears play Stella's receptionist on How I Met Your Mother was totally stunt casting, but I loved it!
See also: casting, stunt
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By far the worst episode though is Rachel Jack and Ashley Too, featuring the stunt casting of Miley Cyrus as an exploited pop star who creates a robot doll that talks and even thinks like her.
BARBARA Broccoli has killed off any hope of a female 007, dismissing the idea as "stunt casting".
"And I'm not crazy about stunt casting, but she's allowed to be stunt-cast in the musical anytime she wants.
Deadlinehas revealed the casting at that it was not just a case of stunt casting either, as creatorDavid Chaseunderwent extensive searches and gruelling audition processes to ensure they got the right actor play the young crime lord.
Guadagnino gets a lot right, even as he wanders off the reservation into local politics and a bit of stunt casting. (Tilda, Tilda, Tilda.
As everybody knows, the show really eschews stunt casting -- it's never, ever done that."
No stunt casting. Just compelling story-telling which has had millions tuning in.
But devotion at the altar of never growing up is not the only questionable message inherent in the beloved musical that NBC gave its patented live treatment tocomplete with their now characteristic stunt casting, gorgeous but too-vast sets, and oddly lethargic pacing that makes you realize that an audience gives the performers at least as much energy as they offer back.
While this may not be the definitive version of the musical, especially for those who saw the 2007 Broadway performance with Raul Esparza, it is ideal for those Sondheim buffs who long to see Neil Patrick Harris's interpretation of the character of Bobby, or who are curious about some of the stunt casting (Stephen Colbert and Jon Cryer: funny actors with serviceable voices only; Christina Hendricks: wonderful in every way).
In a fun bit of stunt casting, different actors, both male and female, portray Madame in each show.
Is this stunt casting? She says: "Shakespeare wrote it to be done, he wrote it to be acted, and it will continue to be done, and mine will just be mine." Or as the Bard might have said: "Is this a blagger I see before me?"
Sylvester does admit some stunt casting, with him as Hamlet's ghostly father, would have "been fun".
The series is so well written, and Kristen Bell as Veronica such an appealingly spiky heroine, that one can even forgive the stunt casting of Paris Hilton in the second episode.