All Most Actors! have precious egos. That’s why more often than not, they don’t like typecasting.
Now some Actors! benefit immensely from typecasting. If they’re weird-looking, they play weirdos; if they’re pretty, they play pretty people.
Don’t tell me Julia Roberts or Brad Pitt weren’t playing Julia Roberts or Brad Pitt in most of their movies. The only reason Julia Roberts won her Oscar for Erin Brockovich was because she played outside of her type. She stepped (slightly) beyond her bubble (by showing pushed-up cleavage), just like Halle Berry did (by getting completely naked) in Monster’s Ball and Charlize Theron did (by looking ugly and getting naked) in Monster (those examples are Coinkydinks).
(SIDENOTE: I’m not sure what Sandra Bullock did except get cheated on…)
Anyboobs, Susan Sarandon has had a recurring character this season on 30 Rock. She’s been playing Lynn Onkman, the former teacher and lover of Frank… or in a word – a pedophile:
Where the Coinkydink or Coinkydonk comes into play is in Adam Sandler’s new movie, That’s My Boy, her daughter Eva Amurri plays – wait for it – a pedophile. Or should I say teacher and lover?
BONUS FIND! Though not in the preview, according to IMDb, Susan Sarandon is listed as third in the billing (she portrays her daughter’s character all grown up, ‘natch).
So is it all on accident (Coinkydink)?
Or is it a serious case of typecasting (Coinkydonk)?
Either way, Eva Amurri needs to be in more.