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Do you feel Artists playing roles as a Hero - (Action,Romantic etc) Villain, Comedian, Character artist etc in Movies can really influence the Artist in his real life to some extent ?.

i.e. Some Artists play positive, negative roles which are fictitious in Movies with the same type of roles. Now the artist who is playing the same role in movies can be influenced in his real life ?.

Do you feel the Artists who play the Hero role in Movies are in
real life Heroes ?.
Do you feel the Artists who play the Villain role in Movies are in
real life Villains ?.
Do you feel the Artists who play the Comedian role in Movies are in real life Comedians ?.

If not, can they be influenced in real life because they are playing and depicting the same role type in movies ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards
Prashant S Akerkar

Yes I feel that artists playing roles as a hero, villain, comedian,etc can influence the artist in his real life.
I feel that some artists who play the hero roles do heroic things in real life.
I do not necessarily believe that artists who play the villain role are villians in real life.
I know some serious actors who are comedians in real life and vice versa.

Yes, I believe that every role affects the actor in some way.  

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