When it comes to Hollywood, what we are fed in the pages of showbiz columns and on the multitude of celebrity websites and TV channels which in turn feed this mammoth industry belies a truth that is as brutal as it is sad. From 2000 to 2004 I lived and worked in Hollywood, having arrived intent on establishing a career as a screenwriter (silly me).
When the last three parts I auditioned for were all characters called Malcolm I put it down to a bizarre co-incidence. When it became four straight Malcolms, I had to accept, with growing horror, that I had become Typecast. This is not a problem if you’re Daniel Craig and the general public see you as an attractive secret agent/sex object.
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