To celebrate Portman’s birthday, here’s eleven year-old Portman’s audition video for Léon: The Professional.
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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!
“The schedule is insane. I’m probably the most tired one of all. Everyone else is used to not sleeping very much, and I need to learn from them.” – Pete Davidson on SNL
“I’m flabbergasted,” he said. “We rehearsed that scene over and over. We thought we had done everything right.”
Though she’s appeared in film and on television, most would associate Kristin Chenoweth with her extraordinary Broadway career.
“I’m doing so much research definitely — on Alan Cumming’s take, on the comic books, on even the cartoons.” – Kodi Smit-McPhee on character research for X-Men’s Nightcrawler
The rugged Sam Elliot has most often cast in character actor roles throughout his long career in film, though the 70 year-old Elliot thinks it wasn’t always meant to be that way.
Broadway doesn’t need your regards — it already has your money. Manhattan’s Theatre District is celebrating its most successful season in history.
“Do what you love doing, do it well—everything should fit into place.” – Tom Hardy
“I feel more like I understand acting in a different way.” – Emma Stone on Her Broadway Experience
“What I love is dropping into someone else’s life and exploring it” – Rachel McAdams on Acting
“The casting director for NYPD Blue liked my British accent, but was put off when I revealed that I was actually just a California boy.” – James Franco
“The memory that at one point I couldn’t book a guest spot on Gilmore Girls is always on my mind. There is someone else out there who can do my job.” – Anna Kendrick
Robin Lord Taylor on How ‘Gotham’ Has Changed His Life: “My identity until this was that of a struggling actor”
“There’s a fleeting sense of comfort. My health insurance isn’t going to lapse for a while, that’s nice.” – Robin Lord Taylor on Being a Series Regular
“That’s a style of acting that’s pretty popular right now, where actors use their dreams to connect whatever material they’re working on.” – Ryan Gosling
“I think it was finding how to portray Fisk in an emotional way, as well as a menacing way.” – Vincent D’Onofrio on Playing the Kingpin in ‘Daredevil’
Scott Eastwood on His Rise to Fame: “The only thing I can say is that I’ve been doing this for 12 years”
“As quick as somebody can be ‘the guy’ in Hollywood, he can be gone the next minute. For me, it’s about doing great work” – Scott Eastwood
Jon Cryer on Why He’s Only Cast in Comedic Roles: “I’ve always felt I was kind of a ridiculous human being”
“When I get super dramatic, the urge to giggle nearly overtakes me. It’s the reason I think I haven’t been cast in science fiction” – Jon Cryer
“I’d rather play characters than play someone who’s close to myself” – Jason Momoa
In 2007, Robin Wright shot this tutorial about how to build a character and explains why spending just one hour with an acting coach taught her everything she needed to know to express herself as a character
It’s one of the hottest tickets in New York, and one week before ‘Finding Neverland’ opens on Broadway you can check out a behind the scenes look!