9 Actors Who Share Traits With The Characters They Portray

During their acting career, actors and actresses have portrayed different types of characters and most of their on-screen roles don’t reflect their real personalities. For example, Kerry Washington played Olivia Pope, who is apolitical, power-hungry, and often sacrifices her morals in “Scandal” but Kerry isn’t. In addition to her, Mind Kaling expressed her frustration with how people always think that she is overly dramatic Mindy Lahiri.
Luckily, some actors were born to play the roles that shared personalities with the characters they played. It is called a perfect casting choice. When an actor has personalities in common with their character, it’s easy to deliver a performance that feels more sincere. It is not a surprise that he or she pulled off the role so perfectly and convincingly.
Here are 9 celebs who have more of their characters than we thought.

#1 Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle portrayed Rachel Elizabeth Zane, who put her heart into everything she does. The actress shared that her character is a self-proclaimed foodie and the character’s particular interest came directly from her. She said, “I love to cook. My character is a foodie because they know that I’m a foodie”.

#2 Emma Watson

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Emma Watson can be seen growing in stature and talent through eight Harry Potter movies. The actress is a nerdy know-it-all in real life so she makes Hermione surprisingly and convincingly nerd-chic.

#3 Chelsea Peretti

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Chelsea Peretti is best known for playing Gina Linetti in the comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. During filming, she realized that she had personality with the character: being honest, never staying away from their phone, and sharing a best friend, Andy Samberg.

#4 Jenna Fischer

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Before portraying Pam on “The Office”, Jenna Fischer worked at a reception desk. To fulfill the role, she learned how to speak up for herself, as the character did. For her performance, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

#5 Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried shares her traits with the character Sophie in the movie “Mamma Mia!”. They are both impulsive and scatterbrained.

#6 Lea Michele

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Lea Michele is similar to her “Glee” character Rachel Berry. They are both self-driven girls in pursuing their dreams and share a love for fitness.

#7 Jake Johnson

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Jake Johnson is not a flashy person that is similar to his character, Nick, in the sitcom “New Girl”. He loves a simple life and prefers to be “in the shadows” of the leading person as opposed to being a star.

#8 Kunal Nayyar

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Kunal Nayyar embodied Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali in the movie “The Big Bang Theory” and shared that he wished to have had an actual doctorate. In reality, he got the honor of getting a doctorate. His dream comes true.

#9 Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. gained global recognition for playing Tony Stark/ Iron-Man in the ten films within the Marcel Cinematic Universe. The actors and his iconic character are similar in some ways. They both have a passion for technology. While Iron-Man uses technology to fight evil, Robert Downey Jr. dreams of having robots that can clean up the Earth.
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