out of character

out of character  {adv.} or  {adj. phr.}
1. Not in agreement with a person's character or personality; not in the way that a person usually behaves or is expected to behave; not usual; unsuitable; uncharacteristic.
Mary is a nice girl. Her fit of temper was out of character.
2. Not in character; unsuitable for a part or character.
It isn't always out of character for a young actor to play an old man, if he is a good actor.
Categories: behave {adj. phr.} {adv.}