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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.

Laurie Metcalf on Acting: “I love it as much now as I did when I started, and I feel so lucky to be able to do it”

"I think that I experience things much more intensely when I'm acting. I get into the work and feel things very deeply, more so than I do in my own life." - Laurie Metcalf

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

Movie Review: Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Starring Matt Damon

Chau is the one to watch. She's a flat out scene-stealer here.

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard

"I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—'cute' and 'all-American' are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like." - Casting Director Carmen Cuba

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Ryan Johnson deserves all the credit in the world for delivering this terrific Jedi to the storied franchise. Let's have him direct all of the other ones going forward, shall we?

Linnea Berthelse on Her ‘Stranger Things’ Audition and Keeping Her Role a Secret for a Year

“Sometimes when actors don’t get the part, it’s not always about an actor being a bad actor; it’s about connecting to the material.” – Linnea Berthelsen Stranger Things is back on our screens with its second season, something fans have been waiting for ever since season one arrived on Netflix in 2016. Returning to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, we discover that there’s a lot of strange events still taking place, and also, a year on, a lot of the central characters have grown up. One character who is struggling with her place in all this, is Eleven (Millie ... Read more

Movie Review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

Based on the book by Peter Turner that tells his story of life with Grahame. Turner (Jamie Bell) was a young actor in Liverpool when he met and began a relationship with the once famous film star, played by Annette Bening.

Jonathan Groff on Playing King George III in ‘Hamilton’: “I rehearsed for about a day, and then went into the show”

Can you even imagine stepping into a role in one of the biggest Broadway hits of all time with barely any time to prepare?

Lina Esco on Playing the Only Female Officer on ‘S.W.AT.’: “I have to portray her as someone equal to all of the guys on her team”

"The important thing for me when I read scripts is how much respect I have for the character and how far I can take her" - Lina Esco

Sam Rockwell on Typecasting and One of His Worst Auditions

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

Rachel Bloom: “The way that I learned comedy was not rigid, but this very specific technique taught by the Upright Citizens Brigade”

"I went from being a person who was doing moderately successful videos online and working as a moderately successful TV writer and aspiring to do this to having a Golden Globe." - Rachel Bloom

Lee Pace Hosted ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Table Readings at His Home: “It finds its way into the work”

"I come from theater, and that’s my favorite part of doing a play, just rehearsing it." - Lee Pace

Play Review: Stephen Karam’s ‘Speech and Debate’

The only thing wrong with Steven Karam's new play, Speech & Debate, is that you might wish it would continue for another scene or two.

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."

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

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

Pierce Brosnan: “When you see great acting and good acting, it’s just intoxicating”

"It’s a capricious old game, the world of being an actor. The pitfalls are many, and you have to be tough as old boots to stay at the table." - Pierce Brosnan

D’Arcy Carden on the Complicated Audition Process for ‘The Good Place’

"I’d never done an audition like this before. For one, we didn’t get a script. And two, the sides were fake. " - D'Arcy Carden