“Getting to play a character over a lengthy period of time is always a pleasure, especially if you like the character.” – Dylan O’Brien
Keaton explains why material is so much more important to him than money.
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
Bautista spoke about why he took the role even though he didn’t initially like the script and what he brought to the character.
“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
“You allow yourself to let go of the responsibility of having to hit anything.” – Oscar Isaac on Acting
“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.
“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
“People sometimes talk about me as being a brand, having a strategy and whatever else. I wish.” – Emma Watson
“that’s what I left wrestling to do, was act.” – Dave Bautista
“I guess the truth is, for me, no matter what recognition I get, I think I am always going to question myself.” – Brie Larson
“Generally, every morning, I have to start from scratch.” – Bill Nighy on Being an Actor
Oyelowo explains how he approached a key scene where he had to give a speech defending his character to his people.
“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
“I feel being Renton again, he was just waiting inside me to come out.” – Ewan McGregor
“My ambition is to keep the audience guessing…that is my path to a long career.” – David Oyelowo
“It’s difficult to keep an audience engaged unless they see some vulnerability or some weakness.” – Guy Pearce
“I loved shifting from character to character, type to type, emotion to emotion.” – Patrick Stewart on His Early Acting Career