“The better you researched it – the better you are into the character before you land on the set, the easier it’s going to be. ” – Eddie Izzard on Preparing for a Role
Browsing: Actors on Acting
Mackenzie Davis on Breakthrough ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Role: “It was one of my very first jobs. I was so nervous”
“When I started this job, I remembered looking up “how actors prepare for parts” because I just didn’t know!” – Mackenzie Davis
Keaton explains why material is so much more important to him than money.
Bill Skarsgard on Playing Pennywise in ‘It’: “It was by far the most exhausting character I’ve ever done, physically and mentally”
“I was equally as excited as I was terrified when I booked the job, because now these people expected me to pull it off.” – Bill Skarsgard
“To be able to flesh out a character for over eight or so years has been really amazing.” – Sophie Turner on Playing Sansa Stark
“You just look like an actor wanting to change the character if you then go back and betray what your first instincts were.” – Kit Harington
Bautista spoke about why he took the role even though he didn’t initially like the script and what he brought to the character.
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
“I’ve never been good at auditions and I’ve never really gotten many jobs from auditions.” – Aidan Gillen
Bob Odenkirk on ‘Better Call Saul’: “I like… playing the moment, without a sense of where it’s going to go next”
Odenkirk reveals whether he sees himself as an actor or a writer.
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
“I was used to being ‘that dude from that show, who got shot in that episode'” – Sterling K. Brown
“I had no doubt of my eventual success.” – Richard Dreyfuss
“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
Karl recalls his highs and lows on stages and reveals the charming side that has made him a huge star.
Skarsgard talks about his career and work on HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’
“I love to act; it’s my calling if there’s such a thing.” – Jane Lynch
“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
Jones revealed the various anxieties she had about her career and how she learned that it was important to be herself.
“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’