Category: Film

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

Dave Bautista on Shooting the Low-Budget Film, ‘Bushwick’

Bautista spoke about why he took the role even though he didn't initially like the script and what he brought to the character.

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

Oscar Isaac on How He Prepared for ‘The Promise’

"You allow yourself to let go of the responsibility of having to hit anything." - Oscar Isaac on Acting

Dennis Quaid on Discovering Acting and His Early Career

"I discovered that acting was really a study of human behavior; what made people tick. And that fascinated me, and still fascinates me." - Dennis Quaid

Chris Pratt on His Failed ‘Superman Returns’ Audition: “It just goes to show that it’s all divinely planned”

The old adage that things have a way of working out for the best still applies to some of the most popular actors on the planet, too.

Karen Gillan on Her ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character and Her Expanded Role in the Sequel

"That was something that I thought, I can grab onto that. I can run with that." - Karen Gillan on Her 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Audition

What Are the Two Things That Emma Watson Looks For When Choosing a Role?

"People sometimes talk about me as being a brand, having a strategy and whatever else. I wish." - Emma Watson

Dave Bautista on the “Challenge” of Becoming an Actor

"that’s what I left wrestling to do, was act." - Dave Bautista

Second Guessing Yourself as an Actor? Brie Larson Does It Too

"I guess the truth is, for me, no matter what recognition I get, I think I am always going to question myself." - Brie Larson

Bill Nighy on Why He Doesn’t Watch His Own Movies: “All I see are my mistakes”

"Generally, every morning, I have to start from scratch." - Bill Nighy on Being an Actor

David Oyelowo on How He Played a King for ‘A United Kingdom’

Oyelowo explains how he approached a key scene where he had to give a speech defending his character to his people.

Michael Shannon on Why He Prefers Supporting Roles

"I see some people that have talent and something to offer but they get in their own fucking way sometimes." - Michael Shannon

Michelle Pfeiffer: “I’ve always had this feeling that one day they’re going to find out that I’m really a fraud”

"I still work pretty instinctually—it's a little bit like hearing the rhythm of the character in your head." - Michelle Pfeiffer

Ewan McGregor on Playing Renton Again in ‘T2 Trainspotting’: “It all felt right”

"I feel being Renton again, he was just waiting inside me to come out." - Ewan McGregor

David Oyelowo on Staying in Character During Filmming: “Different roles require different things”

"My ambition is to keep the audience guessing…that is my path to a long career." - David Oyelowo

Guy Pearce on Playing Villains: “The key is to find something they believe in and just run with it”

"It’s difficult to keep an audience engaged unless they see some vulnerability or some weakness." - Guy Pearce

Patrick Stewart Relates Playing Charles Xavier in ‘Logan’ to His Earliest Days as an Actor

"I loved shifting from character to character, type to type, emotion to emotion." - Patrick Stewart on His Early Acting Career

How a Failed Audition Started Lucas Hedges’ Career

Hedges reveals how a failed audition jumpstarted his career and how he mastered that tricky Boston accent for the Massachusetts-set film.