Category: Film

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Timothée Chalamet: “What scares me is being boring”

"At a certain point I was able to come to grips with the idea to just 'be.'" - Timothée Chalamet

‘Phantom Thread’ Star Lesley Manville: “It’s so easy to make someone bad look good on film. In theatre, there’s no hiding place”

"Filming is different. You’re getting a moment right. You can go in and create something very good, very quickly. That’s a different challenge to having five, six weeks to rehearse a play.” - Lesley Manville

Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ and How He Refocused His Career

"As soon as I came to L.A., things immediately shifted for me." - Chadwick Boseman

‘Downsizing’ Director Alexander Payne on Casting: “I love having my mind blown”

"She can do it all on take one. It was as clear as the nose on our faces." - Director Alexander Payne on Hong Chau

Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann on Trusting Your Instincts

"No one wants to be rejected. But if people reject you then that means it’s not the right fit for you" - Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann

Paul Thomas Anderson on Daniel Day-Lewis: “We’re all just trying to get it right”

When asked if he treats Day-Lewis different from other actors that he works with, Anderson answered

Adam Driver: “Basically, the only thing I try to do is know my lines”

"I never figure anything out. I do my job. That’s my goal, to be as economical as possible." - Adam Driver

Bryan Cranston, Robert Pattinson and Armie Hammer on Working with Others

"You know, it’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars; it’s like your in-laws — it just makes things easier" - Bryan Cranston

Margot Robbie: “I do timelines and backstories, I work with a dialect coach, a movement coach and an acting coach”

"I need to be with other actors, then my focus is on what they’re doing and all I need to do is react to it. I’m too in my head if I’m on my own." - Margot Robbie

Lucas Hedges: “I feel like this responsibility to be a great actor, yet I have so much to learn”

"If I don’t go to work, I feel very lost and scared and confused." - Lucas Hedges on Acting

Michael Stuhlbarg: “I don’t know if I’ve ever played someone who I’ve had absolute contempt for”

"Sometimes the work can be so hard that you have to remind yourself why you took the job in the first place" - Michael Stuhlbarg

Alicia Silverstone on ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and Working on Broadway

"My agent called and said, 'You need to go on this thing. It’s worth it. You should start preparing immediately" - Alicia Silverstone

Denzel Washington on ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and Why He Keeps Coming Back to Broadway

"I’m interested in different challenges, and challenging myself and just trying to get better." - Denzel Washington

Willem Dafoe: “I don’t think you can keep doing the same thing as an actor and be free”

"All performing is about control and discipline versus abandon and just letting go." - Willem Dafoe

Mandy Patinkin: “I love doing research for any part that I do. That’s one of the most fun parts of being an actor to me”

Patinkin why he specifically sought a comedic project, the dedication he brings to his performances, and when his parents were finally convinced he could make a living as an actor.

Jodie Foster Recalls How She Got Her Role in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Foster revealed how she landed the role as FBI agent Clarice Starling and why she only worked with her co-star briefly on set.