Off-Brand Performances By Famous Performers
Let's say you're a budding actor that landed a landmark role for your career. It's so good that it defines you for several years, either through various movie sequels or multiple seasons of a television show. Then that show or movie franchise ends, either due to the fact that all the story that could be told was told or it was canceled. Now you have the opportunity to stretch your acting muscles with something different which causes audiences to go BERSERK!
This happens multiple times for child actors who grow into adults and character actors who have been pop culture icons. It's a big ask and a big risk for an audience to accept Captain Jean-Luc Picard as a Neo-Nazi or Hermione Granger as a party girl. But you know actors… act. You can't be that same character forever, right?
Read on to see what roles established actors took on that go against the grain.