It is difficult to bemoan the injustice some actresses suffer when collecting their paycheck, seeing that it would solve the economic crisis facing an entire school district in most cities.
Author Heather-Louise Ferris
David Strathairn on acting: “I tend to think there has to be a baseline of confidence in order to be an actor. Otherwise it’s too scary”
He loves to act because with each new role he feels he is forever learning something new.
“I sought to be creative without being at the mercy of the phone. Most actors have to wait for permission to go out and do their job. And I didn’t want to be a guy who was sitting in Los Angeles waiting for a call.”
“They found me and picked me for the part, and now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.”
Edie Falco speaks out about the “celebrity” aspect of Hollywood: “Most [celebrities] haven’t really done anything to earn where they are”
“There’s an obsession with famous people who, oftentimes, are not worthy of a million people knowing who they are and what they think.”
Oliver Platt on his career: “There’s a sense of gratitude that I’m able to support my family doing this”
“I’ve never had any doubt that I was doing what I was meant to do.”
“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard on Season 4: It’s “quite different from what we’ve seen before”
He also enjoyed trying out his comedic skills throughout the first few episodes. “I had fun with it. It was just important to make it real. The humor had to come out of the situations more than him trying to be funny.”
Blake Lively on her role in “Green Lantern”: “As soon as I got the role, I was quickly humbled about how naïve I was”
“I actually knew nothing about Green Lantern, and I imagined that nobody else in the world knew anything about Green Lantern.”
“You walk on pretending you’ve just been somewhere else, it’s not real it’s about imagination.”
“I didn’t become an actor, this is what I was meant to do.”
For nearly a decade Emmy winner Ellen Barkin was too afraid to audition: “The critics completely crushed me”
“At 15, you’re young. You’re not formed. You’re only just finding out who you are barely.”
Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence had doubts about being an actor: “I wondered if this was some sort of fluke and that tomorrow I’d fail.”
“Before they start the movie I’m sitting there terrified. I always pray that I’ll think that I’m good, or think that I’m pretty or that the movie’s great even if it isn’t.”
“X-Men: First Class” Michael Fassbender on his time as a “mutant” and why he remains a loyal Londoner
“There’s nothing against Hollywood or Los Angeles but for me I just don’t find that I feel very creative there or get inspired.”
This would be the first television series for Lucas, who has been busy with films Life as we Know It, Poseidon and Glory Road.
Jennifer Lawrence talks “X-Men: First Class”: “I still do the movies for the same reasons. I still love the script, I love the director, I love the character”
Jennifer Lawrence on making films: “It’s kind of like camping versus going to a resort. They’re both fun, they’re just different kinds of fun.”
James McAvoy on British films: “We dumb our movies down because we want Americans to understand them”
“Why would we want this? Why do we like this? We don’t’.” He adds, “It’s like we’re patronizing them and short changing ourselves.”
“But these films — especially the first one — are such a huge part of our lives.”
Tony Nominated Bobby Cannavale suffers mid-show accident backstage during “Motherf**ker with the Hat”
“I just spoke to him and he’s absolutely fine.” the spokesperson reported shortly after midnight.
“If I’m a person that watches ‘Cougar Town,’ how can I be in ‘Cougar Town’? The more I start thinking about it, the less any of it makes any sense at all.”
With several film’s about to be released, Michael Sheen discusses his career: “I enjoy metamorphosis and not being obvious. That’s allowed me more variety”
“I think people are unsure how to cast me because I haven’t branded myself.”