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

StephenC1Kwiziq community member

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

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team member

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....

 

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

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