“Sometimes when actors don’t get the part, it’s not always about an actor being a bad actor; it’s about connecting to the material.” – Linnea Berthelsen Stranger Things is back on our screens with its second season, something fans have been waiting for ever since season one arrived on Netflix in 2016. Returning to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, we discover that there’s a lot of strange events still taking place, and also, a year on, a lot of the central characters have grown up. One character who is struggling with her place in all this, is Eleven (Millie ... Read more
Can you even imagine stepping into a role in one of the biggest Broadway hits of all time with barely any time to prepare?
"The important thing for me when I read scripts is how much respect I have for the character and how far I can take her" - Lina Esco
"I’m kind of a workhorse. It takes a toll" - Sam Rockwell
"I went from being a person who was doing moderately successful videos online and working as a moderately successful TV writer and aspiring to do this to having a Golden Globe." - Rachel Bloom
"I come from theater, and that’s my favorite part of doing a play, just rehearsing it." - Lee Pace
Oldman spoke about playing Churchill and avoiding doing impressions as an actor.
"It’s a capricious old game, the world of being an actor. The pitfalls are many, and you have to be tough as old boots to stay at the table." - Pierce Brosnan
"I’d never done an audition like this before. For one, we didn’t get a script. And two, the sides were fake. " - D'Arcy Carden
"In TV, I never wanted my size to be the butt of the joke, or my bigness." - Eric Stonestreet
"As an actor, you should feel like you’re wrestling the material, like it’s using up your energy and your resources." - Domnhall Gleeson
"The character that I play, and the behavior that he exhibits, was kind of all that I was told." - Sonny Valicenti on His Audition
"You very quickly realize there’s a certain iconography and a power to wearing one of these suits." - Griffin Newman
"There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid." - Idris Elba
McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.
"You don't know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey" - JB Smoove
Washington explains why he turned down a role -- and how it worked out for the best.
"The bottom line of drama is to be truthful, the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and they are different." - Eddie Izzard
Dafoe spoke about why he seeks out unique projects... and why that doesn't include television work
"I've never worked this much in my life, period, and I've never been in the show this much and had so much thrown at me." - Evan Peters