- to assign an unsuitable role to (an actor): Tom was miscast as Romeo.
- to allot (a role) to an unsuitable actor.
- to select unsuitable actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
Origin of miscast
Examples from the Web for miscast
Contemporary Examples of miscast
Roberts is miscast here, never cracking that blockbuster smile and speaking in a terrible Irish accent.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More
February 11, 2014
The vice president has to be himself, not a reprise of a miscast LBJ.Washington’s Endless Civil War
January 11, 2013
The news got us thinking of other actors who were miscast as famous literary characters in films.Hollywood's Dumbest Casting Choices
February 2, 2011
Spaniards have always been miscast as hotheads; they are, in fact, the masters of sang-froid.Spain's Win: Cosmic Justice
July 11, 2010
Maybe, in her own muddled way, she is at last owning up to the fact that she has been miscast.Sarah Palin and Princess Di
July 5, 2009
Historical Examples of miscast
Terriss looked all wrong as Orsino; many other people were miscast.The Story of My Life
- to cast badly
- (often passive)
- to cast (a role or the roles) in (a play, film, etc) inappropriatelyFalstaff was certainly miscast
- to assign an inappropriate role tohe was miscast as Othello