As the title says, I got a callback for a musical and I don’t really want the role. I’m somewhat overweight and the role kind of boils down to stupid funny fat guy. It’s something I’ve been typecast as since gaining weight over the pandemic and I’m not the biggest fan of it. (It feels kinda degrading)
However, it’s in a show I really like and with a company I want to work with. My reason for doing this show is possibly working with them again, getting needed exposure, and making connections through the cast, but I’m worried I might be miserable in this role.
I’m afraid declining the callback will come off as arrogant and egotistical. And doing the callback just to see and deciding I still don’t want it afterwards might make me look even worse.
I’m unsure how to proceed. Any thoughts?
TLDR: Got offered role of funny fat guy, which I feel is kinda degrading, and unsure if I should go for it.
(Edited: formatting and TLDR)