It’s believed that the most important gift for actors and actresses is the ability to change themselves. However, it often happens that an actor gets stuck in a certain “type” that is hard for them to change thereafter. Viewers begin expecting to see these actors in only one type of role, making it very hard for them to show their multidimensional talent.
Bright Side has made a list of famous actors and actresses who managed to do something outside of their role type on the big screen. Some of them changed from comedy to a more serious genre, while others decided to stop doing dramatic films and opted for action movies and thrillers.
1. Melissa McCarthyBefore: Mike & Molly, Bridesmaids, Identity Thief
- After: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy started her career as a stand-up comedian, so there’s nothing surprising about the fact that she was a successful comedic actress for some time.
Most viewers remember her as the charmingly plump Molly from the show, Mike & Molly. After that, she played successful roles in Bridesmaids, Tammy, and The Heat. These roles made Melissa McCarthy’s appearance in the serious drama, Can You Ever Forgive Me? last year even more surprising. She played the part of Lee Israel and was even nominated for an Oscar.