“My goal isn’t to not play Latinos or to only play white characters; my goal is to play complicated, interesting characters that can inspire thought and emotion” – Clifton Collins, Jr.
Author Chris McKittrick
In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...) For more information about Chris, visit his website here!
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“As soon as this is over I will be on the hunt for the next play,” Evans said.
“I had gotten the breakdown, and I said, “Okay, let’s go over this a million times.” – Ross Marquand
Jenkins speaks about his role in the Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water and working with director Guillermo del Toro.
“The way I know that I’m reading a character that I would want to play is that I start picturing myself on the set portraying that character.” – David Oyelowo
Watch: SAG Conversations with the Stars of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Kevin McKidd Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew
The trio talk about their experiences working on Grey’s Anatomy and their futures with the series.
“I was a waiter more than an actor, and I was always the most ignorant person in that rehearsal room.” – Eddie Marsan on the His Early Career
Bill Hader on ‘Barry’: “When you push the comedy it starts to feel like you’re reaching for something that might not be there”
Hader speaks on how he developed Barry’s newbie acting technique
“Doing voiceover work reminded me how much I enjoy performing without doing a curtain call or being recognized.” – Mark Hamill
Brian d’Arcy James: “The bulk of my time as an actor has been ‘hustle, hustle’ to get to the next thing”
“Cause that’s where you’re challenged and that’s where you grow and that’s what makes it interesting.” – Brian d’Arcy James on Finding Variety in His Roles
“Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can.” – Jenna Fischer
“If you keep trying to find what’s unique in the moment, then the danger is that you miss that very thing.” – Joaquin Phoenix
Allison Janney on Her Oscar-Winning ‘I, Tonya’ Role: “It was my challenge to bring her to life without judging her”
“I like to play these roles where people… are inspired to want to act. I want to change their lives.” – Allison Janney
What’s interesting is it shows Downey playing the character with less humor than his on-screen performance
“Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing.” – Richard Jenkins
“By the time you finish writing an episode you know so thoroughly what you’re going for that you don’t have to do as much work as an actor” – Charlie Day
Sam Rockwell: “People like to have labels for actors and, the truth is, every actor is a character actor”
“I think in every character, you’re finding a version of yourself.” – Sam Rockwell
Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler on Diversity: “People are just tired of not seeing themselves reflected on television”
“You have to be more broad in your thinking, which is creating more opportunities for everybody.” – Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler
“There’s not one approach. It depends on the scene” – Joaquin Phoenix