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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"From the getgo, we were stuntcasting, meaning, we went out of our way to not cast the usual suspects," Dayao said.