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Basic Trope: An actor in the work is credited as the title character.

  • Straight: "This summer, Alice A. Abbott IS Belinda Blake!"
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Some posters don't credit Alice as Belinda Blake.
  • Justified: The role of Belinda Blake was made famous by Irene Ivanov, who refused to reprise her role, so the producers have to push Alice as the new Belinda to the public.
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  • Inverted: The fictional Belinda Blake plays Alice A. Abbott.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: A series of posters for Belinda Blake show the entire cast ("Johnny Jasper IS Man at Ball Game Number 3") and crew (Katherine Karloff IS a Co-Executive Producer) as such.
  • Zigzagged: "Alice A. Abbott is Belinda Blake is Alice A. Abbott", a movie where the fictional Belinda Blake (Alice A. Abbott) wants to play her favorite actress (Alice A. Abbott) in a documentary film about her.
  • Averted: No poster proclaims Alice as Belinda Blake.
  • Enforced: Like the Justified example, but applied to Real Life.
  • Lampshaded: In an interview promoting the film, Alice opens with "I AM Belinda Blake."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice A. Abbot IS NOT Belinda Blake.
  • Discussed:
    Alice: "It's funny, in my last film, the poster proclaimed I WAS Lola Laurens and before that I WAS Maya Masterson, and now I AM Belinda Blake. Whenever I'm the lead character I AM that lead character."
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  • Conversed: ???

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