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Aug 5th 2013 at 9:36:11 AM •••

Based on this discussion and the trope pages of Actor Allusion and Casting Gag, would it also be a Sub-Trope of Casting Gag?

They say "A Casting Gag relies upon casting an actor in a role that reflects on their Real Life history. An Actor Allusion is any character, plot or situation that references a previous plot or role for the actor."

Jun 27th 2011 at 11:22:17 PM •••

Needs A Better Description. An actor being from the same city as the character they play is remarkable. Being from the same country is not. Also, I can't speak for every example, but the Glee and The Vampire Diaries had the character rewritten to suit the actor.

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