It’s not a secret that back in the day it wasn’t uncommon for men to play female parts in plays, because women simply were not allowed to be actors. Well today we’re going to talk about a couple of cases when that situation was reversed. There’s been times when women got to play male parts, and very successfully. Some of these women got male parts in theater plays, others actually portrayed men in films. In some cases it was meant to be obvious and even comedic, in others, you would never know it was a woman playing a man if you didn’t research it. Take a look and find out which ones you knew about and which ones are a surprise for you.
1. Cate Blanchett
Cate played the part of Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. A great casting choice both visually and in terms of character. Cate really managed to embody Bob Dylan in this movie, like no other man could.
2. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes played Sebastian Hastings in the movie She’s The Man. Her character decides to dress as her twin brother and get into his boarding school, while he’s away in London. There’s a love triangle (or is it square) happening and a lot of hilarious situations ensue.