Category: Film

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.

Elizabeth Marvel: “It’s a lovely time to be a character actress!”

"I view myself as a facilitator more than anything. That’s always been my thinking as an actor. I’m there to facilitate the story and I’m there to facilitate getting the crew home to see their family." - Elizabeth Marvel

Sam Rockwell on Typecasting and One of His Worst Auditions

"I’m kind of a workhorse. It takes a toll" - Sam Rockwell

Gary Oldman on His ‘The Darkest Hour’ Performance and His Acting Heroes

Oldman spoke about playing Churchill and avoiding doing impressions as an actor.

Domhnall Gleeson on Acting: “I think the key is not to be comfortable”

"As an actor, you should feel like you’re wrestling the material, like it’s using up your energy and your resources." - Domnhall Gleeson

John Carroll Lynch: “I seem to be asked to play complicated people. I bring a certain level of menace”

"If you want to figure out where you fit in the acting ecosystem, you look at where you would have fit into the generation that came before you." - John Carroll Lynch

Why Idris Elba Believes His “best performance is yet to come”

"There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid." - Idris Elba

Frances McDormand on “Being the Other” Actress

McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.

Willem Dafoe on Choosing Projects and Why He Doesn’t Do Television

Dafoe spoke about why he seeks out unique projects... and why that doesn't include television work

Idris Elba on Acting in Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut: “I winged that performance, if I’m honest”

Elba makes two surprising admissions about his lack of readiness for the role and his belief that he wouldn't be on Sorkin's radar.