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

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

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

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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