Why are so many foreign born actors playing Americans on U.S. tv currently?

Are there not enough roles in there home countries or are American actors really that bad? lol

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I heard that one of the reasons was that they were cheaper, and less interested in becoming a 'star' - especially when casting shows with an 'ensemble' cast like The Wire.

    Also I would imagine that there are a lot more roles in the US compared to say the UK.

    Source(s): Article on BBC news website a few weeks back.
  • 1 decade ago

    That's funny because within our borders foreigners really are replacing Americans.

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