Category: Interviews

Interviews with actors, casting directors, directors, screenwriters and more!

Interview: Michael Kelly on Memorizing Dialogue, Acting Advice and His New Film, ‘All Square’

"I always say to actors, if you don't get something, there's a reason. It's okay. It sucks in the moment. But it'll all work out man." - Michael Kelly

Interview: Jess Weixler on ‘Entanglement’, Juilliard and How Mediation Has Helped Her on Auditions

"When you film out of order, you just don't want to wait for lightning in a bottle for a scene to kind of find its feet." - Jess Weixler on why she works with an Acting Coach

Interview: Shawn Doyle Talks ‘Bellevue’, His First Day On-Set and One Crazy Audition

"The first day is always, 'What the hell am I doing here? Who am I kidding? They're gonna see. They're gonna fire me!'" - Shawn Doyle on Acting Jitters

Interview: Johnathan Fernandez on ‘Lethal Weapon’ and the Self-Taped Audition That Got Him the Role

"I'm learning a ton, and the character is evolving a bunch, and I feel like I learn something new every time I learn a new script." - Johnathan Fernandez on 'Lethal Weapon'

Interview: Anne Winters on ‘Mom and Dad,’ ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ and Selma Blair Audition Stories

"Anytime I get a chance to play something completely different, or do something that's so out of the ordinary, than I take that." - Anne Winters on Choosing Her Roles

Interview: Tamlyn Tomita on ‘The Good Doctor’, Learning From Mistakes and Her Long Career

"No one has a direct pathway or a direct chart as to how to do this. We're all in this haphazardly together." - Tamlyn Tomita

Interview: Richard Short on ‘Crazy Famous’, Broadway and Asking Himself, “What Would [Mark] Rylance Do?”

"Oh, they're horrible. They're horrible, and they're fake and their not inductive to good work. That's the truth." - Richard Short on Auditions

Interview: Johnathon Schaech on ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’, Playing a Zombie and His Long Running Career

"Every time I work, I work to create something special and unique and no matter what platform it is, I always try to bring something to it." - Johnathon Schaech

Interview: Odeya Rush on ‘Almost Friends’, How She Prepares for a Role and Her Worst Audition

Rush also spoke about directing her first short, "I loved it. That's my passion, really, writing and directing."

Interview: Mario Van Peebles Talks ‘Superstition’, Acting and His Long Career

"As an actor/director, it's easier to actually direct other actors because you kind of give them what you want to get." - Mario Van Peebles

Interview: Director Benedict Andrews on His New Film, ‘Una’

"He really goes up there and puts everything on the line." - Director Benedict Andrews on Ben Mendelsohn

Interview: John C. McGinley on ‘Stan Against Evil’, “Panic Acting” and His Time on Broadway

McGinley talks about Stan and the tiny moment that anchored last season, his time on Broadway and more!

Interview: Janet Varney on ‘Stan Against Evil’, Shooting Episodes Out of Sequence and Getting Vomited On

"I think Dana said, 'I don't know how I'm going to get you out of this.'" - Janet Varney

Interview: Dana Gould Talks ‘Stan Against Evil’, His Inspiration for the Show and Creating a Were-Pony

"I like being the weird guy that comes in and goes out. My acting career, I tend to be their weird guy that comes in and goes out." - Dana Gould

Interview: Elizabeth Rodriguez on Rehearsals, What She Looks For in Roles and Her New Film, ’11:55′

"I think who we are as actors, we can’t have an objective perspective. When you’re directed by someone who is incredible, they have the ability to see it and explain it and bring you to it."

Interview: Mekia Cox Talks ‘Chicago Med’, Recurring Roles and Musical Theatre

"You audition, get cast and two days later, you’re in Chicago. That’s kind of how it happened." - Mekia Cox on Her 'Chicago Med' Audition

Interview: Jimmy Smits Talks ’24: Legacy’

Smits chats about his role and working with "pro to the max' Gerald McRaney, who plays his father on the show.

Interview: Richie Keen on ‘Fist Fight’and How He Transitioned from Actor to Director

"As an actor, I got so many things like, ‘He’s not cute enough.’ ‘He’s not tall enough, he’s not this enough. He’s great, we just went another way.’" - Director Richie Keen

Interview: Michael Xavier on ‘Sunset Boulevard’, Glenn Close and the Weirdest Thing That’s Happened On-Stage

"As an actor, I’m always trying to learn constantly. Always trying to hone my craft." - Michael Xavier

Interview: Michael Park Talks ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, Audition Nerves and Why He Considers Himself “Fortunate”

"I’m always a little bit nervous but those nerves help inform characters sometimes." - Michael Park on Auditioning