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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After all, the stunt-casting game seems largely played out--Betty White can be a "special guest star" on only so many shows--and it's getting harder and harder to make noise.
It is not stunt-casting. He looks like Wilbur, a very normal guy in America.
It even has the audacity to dispatch Jamie Lee Curtis' long-suffering character early on in the proceedings in order to instead point the camera at stunt-castings such Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks.