There's no shame in typecasting: If someone does something well, why not look for variations within that kind of role? That's why casting Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan in Annie was obvious and inspired at the same time. My review's here.
I'm a Brooklyn-based writer/editor specializing in entertainment and outdoors recreation. Past jobs include drama critic/features writer at the New York Post and arts & entertainment editor at Time Out New York.
Why all the French stuff? I am, indeed, from France, and have been living in America for over 25 years.