“Two years ago I was a college baseball player with no acting experience,” Actor Jake Hunter writes.
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Interview: Kate Reinders Talks an Awkward Audition, Leaving College to Move to NYC and Broadway’s ‘Something Rotten’
Kate Reinders is so funny and charming, I could have talked to her all day.…
Bob Odenkirk has been on a roll lately, starring in Breaking Bad and its upcoming…
Interview: Johnny Ray Gill on ‘Rectify’, Booking ‘Harry’s Law’ Right Out of College and Making “Bold Choices”
Johnny on auditions: “Each character is a jigsaw puzzle & after I get the call 9from my agent) my quest is to find how all the circumstances fit”
Okay, so it’s hard to think of David Schwimmer as anyone else than Ross on TV’s Friends, a character he played on the highly-rated show for ten seasons. In fact, Schwimmer seems completely aware of this problem, spending much of his post-Friends life behind the camera as a director. But Schwimmer, who began his acting career in theater, is actually returning to the stage in New York in the new comedy Detroit at Playwrights Horizons.
Amy Poehler’s Harvard College Graduation Speech: “Find a group or people who challenge and inspire you”
Amy Poehler spoke to Harvard’s 2011 graduating class last Wednesday, where she talked about the rules of improvisitaon that she applys to her everyday life, her advice on becoming an actor (“Don’t do it” – at the 4:30 mark) and quoted the wise words of OutKast.
Terrence McNally has had one heck of a life and director Jeff Kaufman manages to showcase that in his wonderful documentary, Every Act of Life.
“I’ve never lost that childish joy and excitement that I had in the beginning of my career. I think that’s one of the only ways you can survive in this industry” – Brittany Curran
“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
“It took me a long time to feel comfortable working in movies. I felt kind of like I was a stage actress pretending I was a movie actress” – Annette Bening
“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’
Billy Eichner on His Unsuccessful Past as a Child Actor: “I was too tall. I was too this. I was too that”
Eichner reveals that he turned to comedy because his initial forays into acting proved unsuccessful.
Here are 6 guidelines that will help take the mystery out of launching your career
“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
‘SNL’ Cast Member Sasheer Zamata on Creating a Career in Comedy: “I just followed the things I was really interested in”
“I thought I was going to do theater and Broadway and stuff. But I kept going to see UCB shows and was such a fan I was like, ‘I should really just try this.'” – Shasheer Zamata
Charlie Hunnam on How Shooting ‘The Lost City of Z’ on Location Made it Easier to Get into Character
Hunnam also talks about working with Robert Pattinson and how his dreams of becoming a filmmaker shifted into his acting career.
“When people ask me, ‘What was your big break?’ I say it was going to Julliard.” – Laura Linney
Directed with confidence by Washington, FENCES is a pure joy to watch with two dynamite actors in the prime of their careers.
So many of us turn to the go-to survival jobs for actors: waiting tables, temp office work, promo work, nannying.
Gyllenhaal and Shannon are outstanding, Shannon in particular. This is one of those films that you’ll think about long after the lights come back on.