Do actors get set in your mind with a certain role?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by longrider, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Mankato, MN
    Ed O'Neill and Katey Segal as Al & Peg Bundy

    I dont watch Modern Family so cant comment on that but Katey Sagal was in Superior Donuts and now the Conners. But she's still Peg Bundy
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  2. rharmelink

    rharmelink Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Ordinary People was an interesting watch for me. All the way through, I was expecting a huge redemption scene for "the one and only" Mary Tyler Moore...
  3. hapster85

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    For me it's more a problem of seeing a face, knowing I know who it is, but for whatever reason, I get a complete mental block, and can't figure out who the person is, or even what the role was. It's sometimes so distracting, I have to stop and look them up, which of course, is much easier to do more, thankfully.

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  4. EdwPowers

    EdwPowers Member TCF Club

    Apr 14, 2002
    I saw both of those too as well as a few smaller roles. It was always just Landry.
  5. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    Zach Woods will always be "Gabe" to me. :)
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  6. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I honestly forget she was Peg Bundy after watching Sons of Anarchy. She's forever Gemma Teller for me now. I do agree on Ed though, and I've watched a lot of Modern Family.
  7. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    It doesn’t help that his other roles were basically “Gabe” as well
  8. ct1

    ct1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jun 27, 2003
  9. tcorning

    tcorning Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    South Shore...
    You have to give them some time and leeway. Otherwise how does Angel become Seeley Boothe, or Veronica Mars become Eleanor Shellstrop, Mike become Bob, or Hal become Walter? We’re doing a disservice to the actors if we can’t accept them in new roles. That’s kind of the whole point.
  10. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

    Sep 14, 2003
    Northern VA
    ^Or Starbuck become whoever the heck she was on 24.
  11. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Or Starbuck becomes the Faceman.
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  12. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    She is one who, somehow in my brain, I never pigeonholed her. I think maybe, for me, it is that her character as Peg was kind of extreme, what with the hair and the clothes, and the personality that never felt that 'real' for me. So, when I see her in other roles I don't get that 'it's Peg Bundy' thing. I really like her and will seek her out (except that I never watched that biker show she was on). I also really liked her little sisters, the twins, and was always disappointed to never see them again in anything.
  13. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I don’t know if I ever saw her sisters in anything, but I finished Mrs. Fletcher on HBO recently, and her son was one of the main characters.
  14. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Which is a real shame because he was very talented. He plays a cop in the film "Macon County Line" (which he also wrote and produced) who is about as far removed from Jethro as one could possibly be. The character is very cocky and threatening and Baer really pulls it off. He's chilling. Hard to believe it's the same actor.
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