The Only Person Who Can Typecast You is You: Your Emotional Type is Just as Important as Your Physical Type
Bern Cohen to Casting Directors for Actors
12 hrs · New York, NY · I'm an "older" actor and it bothers me when other older actors sit in the audition waiting room, like yesterday, complaining about the lack of older roles. Most of my older-actor friends have defined themselves and refuse to "waste time" going beyond type. After age 50, if you don't go beyond type, there is less work for you but more for those of us who love re-inventing ourselves each audition. I change my look for almost every audition and in the past year, I've been a a roofer, a Rabbi, a doctor, a shrink, Head of Homeland Security, a music teacher and a mobster, all principal roles because I'm allowing CDs to see me in the role being cast rather than the type in which they've seen me. Mobster and roofer below.
April Yvette Thompson