Re: The Gimmicky Cameos Are Back! (Minor Spoilers)
^^ A cameo is by definition a gimmick, since its strength relies on the audience being aware of the actor's importance over the role's importance and it by definition undermines verisimilitude for the sake of "winking" at the audience.
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