typecasting

Having watched a fair number of Korean dramas to date, too many for my own good, I wonder why there’s the tendency to typecast actors(actor: used as universal term to denote people of either gender who act) ..? I understand it’s “safe” to cast actors in roles they might have carved a mark in previously.. but typecasting which i’m noticing alot of in the dramas over the years seems to portray an actor undertaking similar roles with set characteristics, temperaments, behaviour… Continue reading