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26th Nov '14 7:26:27 PM eroock
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There are three main reasons why a show or film might end up having multiple actors play the same role.

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There are three main reasons why a show or film might end up having multiple actors play the same role.
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26th Nov '14 7:18:42 PM eroock
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The original actor might have left, due to injury, contract dispute, illness, or even death. The most common way to handle this is to [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dispose of the old character]] [[PutOnABus in some way]], and add [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute a replacement]]. However, if a producer is too stubborn to write out the original character, they will need to do an actor swap. Three ways to do this are:

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(1) The original actor might have left, due to injury, contract dispute, illness, or even death. The most common way to handle this is to [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dispose of the old character]] [[PutOnABus in some way]], and add [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute a replacement]]. However, if a producer is too stubborn to write out the original character, they will need to do an actor swap. Three ways to do this are:



In some cases, an actor may be replaced in the middle of production. Obviously, it would be too confusing to have the same character be played by two different people in the same film/episode. That is, unless [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace your name is Ed Wood]]. Therefore, this can only be handled by:

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(2) In some cases, an actor may be replaced in the middle of production. Obviously, it would be too confusing to have the same character be played by two different people in the same film/episode. That is, unless [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace your name is Ed Wood]]. Therefore, this can only be handled by:



Alternately, the character might need to be aged, or made younger, beyond the capacity of cosmetics to do convincingly. Again, an actor swap is needed. Two common examples are:

* TimeshiftedActor: When the show has hefty time compression, squeezing decades into hours.

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(3) Alternately, the character might need to be aged, or made younger, beyond the capacity of cosmetics to do convincingly. Again, an actor swap is needed. Two common examples are:

* TimeshiftedActor: TimeShiftedActor: When the show has hefty time compression, squeezing decades into hours.
17th May '13 5:23:44 AM erforce
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In some cases, an actor may be replaced in the middle of production. Obviously, it would be too confusing to have the same character be played by two different people in the same film/episode. That is, unless [[PlanNineFromOuterSpace your name is Ed Wood]]. Therefore, this can only be handled by:

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In some cases, an actor may be replaced in the middle of production. Obviously, it would be too confusing to have the same character be played by two different people in the same film/episode. That is, unless [[PlanNineFromOuterSpace [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace your name is Ed Wood]]. Therefore, this can only be handled by:
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