Category: Actors on Acting

Griffin Newman on ‘The Tick’: “When I got the call back and I moved along in the process, it made me more desperate to be part of it.”

"My lifelong quest has been to figure out how sad you can make things, and also be funny." - Griffin Newman

Aidan Gillen on Auditions, ‘Game of Thrones’, and Having a “Pinball” Career

"I've never been good at auditions and I've never really gotten many jobs from auditions." - Aidan Gillen

Ewan McGregor on Playing Two Characters on ‘Fargo’: “It’s a great challenge as an actor, and there’s something very satisfying about it”

"...the challenge for me really as an actor was to try and play the two parts without it being a hindrance to the audience." - Ewan McGregor

Sterling K. Brown on Becoming an Actor: “You get bit, and you just keep chasing that”

"I was used to being 'that dude from that show, who got shot in that episode'" - Sterling K. Brown

Richard Dreyfuss on Winning an Oscar: “You’re riskier when you’re on the hunt”

"I had no doubt of my eventual success." - Richard Dreyfuss

‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser on Getting Cast as Barb

"I had never booked anything, gotten close calls, and then one day I got an email about this new show called Stranger Things, asking for a tape." - Shannon Purser

Watch: SAG Conversations on Broadway with Andy Karl

Karl recalls his highs and lows on stages and reveals the charming side that has made him a huge star.

Watch: SAG Conversations with Alexander Skarsgard of ‘Big Little Lies’

Skarsgard talks about his career and work on HBO's 'Big Little Lies'

Jane Lynch: “I was 40 by the time I started making money at this”

"I love to act; it's my calling if there's such a thing." - Jane Lynch

Andy Serkis on Performance Capture: “You can’t be vain and do this”

"Acting is acting at the end of the day, but playing these kinds of characters, there's an element of being fearless to play them." - Andy Serkis

Rachel Bay Jones: “Everything we’re trying to do on stage as actors is tell the truth”

Jones revealed the various anxieties she had about her career and how she learned that it was important to be herself.

Alison Brie on ‘Glow’: “I had to audition many times”

"Of course when you're told that they don’t think your right for it, I was even more fired up to prove them wrong." - Alison Brie on Auditioning for 'Glow'

Marvel’s Inhumans: How Anson Mount Developed Black Bolt’s Communication

"I tend to be more interested in a character’s weaknesses than I do their strengths and in a comic book/graphic novel space, it’s easy to lose sight of that, you know?" - Anson Mount

Jodie Whittaker on Becoming the First Female Doctor Who

"To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: This is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place." - Jodie Whittaker

Watch: SAG Conversations with Actors from Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

The cast speaks about filling the big shoes of the original cast and performing in perhaps the most popular American musical in decades.

Watch: SAG Conversations with Billy Bob Thornton of ‘Goliath’

Thornton talks about playing a character that some would say is fairly typical for him as well as his career as a whole.

Watch: Evangeline Lilly’s ‘Lost’ Audition

Check out the audition that grabbed the attention of the Lost creators above!

Marisa Tomei on Playing Aunt May in ‘Spider-Man’ and Typecasting

"I’m always fighting whatever stereotypes one gets into and trying to change it up." - Marisa Tomei

Naomi Watts on ‘Gypsy’, ‘Twin Peaks’, and When She Says “Yes” to a Role

"What did I do last? Did I get that out of my system? What is this going to lead me to next?" - Naomi Watts on Choosing Parts