Miscast

Revisiting Miscast.

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Every Friday I offer up a definition of a different term of soap opera jargon. I offer up today’s term because it has been cast around so much recently in regards with Maura West and the character of Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless.

Miscast – A successful marriage of actor or actress with the right role is a magical spell. While thousands of actors have successfully played Hamlet, often roles are not so versatile being fashioned as much by the skill and personality of their performer as by their writers. Without them the role is like a puppet minus the puppeteer. While any number of actors COULD play a role successfully in certain cases a brilliant marriage of the perfect actor for that role takes place and fans sit up and take notice. Sometimes (see any number of failed careers after a single sitcom…

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