out of character

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Not acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.
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After watching him perform so energetically, it is a bit of a trip to hang out with him when he's out of character. In real life, he's really mellow.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'out of character':

out of characterInconsistent with one's personality, disposition, or usual expected behaviour.
out of characterNot in character; not successfully performing within the mindset of a given character in a theatrical performance. See also break character, drop character.
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