Why can't "comédienne" be used for actress.

Stephen

Kwiziq community member

10 March 2019

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Why can't "comédienne" be used for actress.

This question relates to:
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Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

11 March 2019

11/03/19

Hi Stephen,

In my opinion, the term 'comédien/ne'  is reserved for actors who do stage theatre work.

It is used more loosely nowadays but still indicates a superior type of acting....

 

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