In Hollywood, there's plenty of parallel universes, with each movie having its own (little) world. However, whether we're talking about a ship crossing the Atlantic or a dystopian Chicago, these places need inhabitants too. Otherwise, we just wouldn't care about them.
So actors cross these boundaries, assuming different identities with each leap into a new setting. And some of their transformations are so radical, it's hard to even realize the same person is behind them.
Inspired by Lindsey Nielson, TikTok users started to point out which characters they refuse to believe are played by the same actor, so we here at Bored Panda decided to build upon this interesting idea and expand it into a list!
Sirius Black From Harry Potter And Zorg From Fifth Element
Played by: Gary Oldman
Lindsey said she was just lying around watching TV and scrolling through TikTok when she saw @Juliana.eliz share a video on Zooey Deschanel between her two characters as Jess from New Girl and Jovie from Elf. "The first thing that came to my mind was Catherine O'Hara. During Christmas, I watched a lot of Home Alone and had just finished Schitt's Creek and surprisingly didn't put two and two together 'til I decided to look up the cast and that's when I realized and my mind was blown! And thought so would everyone else's if I make this and so it did!" she told Bored Panda.
"I absolutely love the actress Catherine O'Hara which is why I was so ashamed when I didn't realize this sooner," Lindsey added. "I love her roles in Nightmare before Christmas (Sally, Shock) and Beetlejuice (Delia Deetz) and so many more!"
Harry From Love Actually And Prof. Severus Snape From Harry Potter
Played by: Alan Rickman
Of course, the visuals are just part of a viral TikTok and this trend may have not started if it wasn't for the perfect audio track too. "I chose that particular song because it seemed to pair well with the introduction and then the beat drop for the climax when finding out the two characters as @Juliana.eliz did as well!" Lindsey explained why she settled on a remix of Roisin Murphy's - Rama Lama (Bang Bang).
As for the actors, I think they definitely would appreciate getting featured in one of these TikToks. "I think that's what all actors want, to show as much versatility as they can, and do as many different kinds of things as they can," Daniel Radcliffe said in one interview, and I think he was speaking for all of his colleagues!
Captain Hook From Peter Pan And Lucius Malfoy From Harry Potter
Played by: Jason Isaacs
Mr Tumnus From Narnia And Professor X From X-Men
Played by: James McAvoy
Inigo Montoya From The Princess Bride And Jason Gideon From Criminal Minds
Played by: Mandy Patinkin
Dudley Dursley From Harry Potter And Harry Beltik From The Queen's Gambit
Played by: Harry Melling
Molly Weasley From The Harry Potter Series And Rosie Mulligan From Mamma Mia!
Played by: Julie Walters
Kate Mccallister From Home Alone And Moira Rose From Schitt's Creek
Played by: Catherine O’Hara
Cesar Flickerman From The Hunger Games And George Harvey From The Lovely Bones
Played by: Stanley Tucci
Nanny Mcphee From Nanny Mcphee And Prof. Sybil Trelawney From Harry Potter
Played by: Emma Thompson
Queen Elizabeth II From The Crown And Lisabeth Salander From Girl In The Spider's Web
Played by: Claire Foy
Hal From Malcolm In The Middle And Walter White From Breaking Bad
Played by: Bryan Cranston
Nymphadora Tonks From Harry Potter And Twi'lek From Mandalorian
Played by: Natalia Tena
Poe Dameron From The Star Wars Series And Apocalypse From X-Men: Apocalypse
Played by: Oscar Isaac
Bellatrix Lestrange From The Harry Potter Series And Princess Margaret From The Crown
Played by: Helena Bonham Carter
Velma From Scooby Doo And Laura Barton From Avengers
Played by: Linda Cardellini
Patrick Verona From 10 Things I Hate About You And The Joker From The Dark Knight
Played by: Heath Ledger
Danny Zuko From Grease And Edna Turnblad From Hairspray
Played by: John Travolta
Kick-Ass And Quicksilver From The Avengers
Played by: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Elliot From E.T. The Extraterrestrial And Hugh Crain From The Haunting Of Hill House
Played by: Henry Thomas
Selena Quintanilla From Selena And Angela Weber From Twilight
Played by: Christian Serratos
Sheila From Shameless And Debbie From Addams Family Values
Played by: Joan Cusack
Negan From The Walking Dead And Denny Duquette From Grey's Anatomy
Played by: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Daisy From Downton Abbey And Drisella From Cinderella
Played by: Sophie McShera
Gwen From The Amazing Spiderman And Allison From Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
Played by: Emma Stone
Rose From Titanic And Jeanine From Divergent
Played by: Kate Winslet
Donna Sheridan From Mamma Mia And Miranda Priestly From Devil Wears Prada
Played by: Meryl Streep
Jessica Day From New Girl And Jovie From Elf
Played by: Zooey Deschanel
Barbara From Beetlejuice And Dr. Herman From Greys Anatomy
Played by: Geena Davis