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Interview: Gotham’s Chris Chalk on Playing Lucius Fox, Bad Auditions and Why He Likes Helping Young Actors

"Learn what you are as an artist, what your brand is and what you really want. Instead of letting the industry dictate it for you." - Chris Chalk

Michael Kenneth Williams on How His Roles Impact Him: “That energy’s gotta go somewhere”

Since his days of playing Omar on 'The Wire', Williams has learned how to separate himself from his characters.

Charlie Cox on His Starring Role in Off-Broadway’s ‘Incognito’: “As an actor, I saw it as such a challenge”

"I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind" - Charlie Cox

Bobby Cannavale on ‘Vinyl’, Working with Scorsese and Being “the spokesperson for cocaine”

Cannavale talks about how his role on Boardwalk Empire led to Vinyl, what it's like to work with Scorsese, and how he manages to survive snorting so much fake cocaine.

Interview: John Ellison Conlee Talks ‘Boardwalk Empire’, Theater and Dabney Coleman

John talks about his audition for Boardwalk Empire, Dabney Coleman, theater, nightmare auditions and more!

Julianne Nicholson Calls ‘August: Osage County’ Role a “Dream Come True”: “I still don’t really believe it, even though the proof is out there”

While Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are getting most of the awards recognition for August: Osage County, it’s fair to say that neither role would’ve been as impressive if they hadn’t had another great performance in the film to play off of — Ivy Weston, portrayed by Julianne Nicholson. Nicholson’s character is Roberts’ character’s sister and Streep’s character’s daughter, so Ivy plays a central role in the family feuds that make up the story of the movie. Because she is not normally an actress in lead roles, Nicholson spoke to Reuters about what she found difficult about the role and ... Read more

Bobby Cannavale: “Every film I try to do something that I’ve never done before”

Though Bobby Cannavale has been an actor for many years, he’s recently caught the attention of bigger audiences after his Emmy win for his third season role in Boardwalk Empire and a major role in Blue Jasmine.  He spoke to Rolling Stone about getting cast in the film and working with Woody Allen, and explains why he decided to take a role in the remake of Annie. Cannavale says that getting cast in Blue Jasmine was a matter of lucky timing.  He explains, “To this day, I don’t know how Woody Allen knows me. My agent just called one day ... Read more

Jeffrey Wright: “At the most base level, what an actor represents to the film industry is an investment”

Jeffrey Wright has had a prolific 2013, appearing in Broken City, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, A Single Shot, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and, of course, a brilliant season-long arc on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.  This comes off a period when Wright did not make many appearances in films (Wright did not appear in any films released in 2009 or 2010, and only supplied his voice to a film in 2012), especially after appearing in high profile roles previously. In a conversation with The Associate Press, Wright spoke about why he’s working more now, ... Read more

Jack Huston on the Deadly Season 4 Finale of ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire wrapped up on Sunday, and naturally all of the key characters in the series underwent major changes.  One of those characters was Jack Huston‘s World War I sharpshooter character Richard Harrow, a character that started as a supporting character in the first season whose role grew into a lead as the series progressed.  New York magazine spoke to Huston about the finale, and if you haven’t watched the episode yet you better not click for more! After a particularly bloody season, the final scenes of the season 4 finale featured Harrow experiencing the happy ending ... Read more

Anthony Laciura on Last Sunday’s Episode of ‘Boardwalk Empire’: “

Though most of the great cable TV series of the last few years have been full of unexpected surprises, I think Boardwalk Empire really set the “holy shit” bar when Jimmy Daromody, played by the second-billed star of the show Michael Pitt, was killed off.  Shows have killed off characters before, but few have gone so far as to kill off such a prominent character, suggesting that the only character who is really safe is the show’s lead, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi).  There have been several twists in the show since — both deaths and otherwise — and yet each ... Read more

Bobby Cannavale on Acting: ‘It was the only thing I ever wanted to do, really”

There are a handful of actors who scare the crap at me, and at the top of the list is Bobby Cannavale. It's not just because he's a tough looking guy, but he happens to be a phenomenal Broadway actor in addition to his television credits.

Boardwalk Empire’s Kelly Macdonald: “I don’t generally get to play the stronger characters…. but I’ve been enjoying getting my teeth into something else”

There is no show on television that I follow as closely as Boardwalk Empire, and a big reason for that is incredibly talented actors and actresses featured on the show. One of the series' strongest lead characters is Margaret Thompson, played by Kelly Macdonald, whose recent career has even lead her to being cast as the lead character in Pixar's last film, Brave.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Michael Kenneth Williams Opens Up About His Drug Addictions

One of the best parts of Boardwalk Empire, the award-winning Prohibition crime drama on HBO, is Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White, a bootlegger and the unelected mayor of Atlantic City's African-American work force. The role comes after several years on The Wire, another crime drama.

Bobby Cannavale: “All I ever wanted to do is to be a working New York actor”

Bobby Cannavale is pretty much everywhere right now. He just finished a run on Nurse Jackie, he currently has a role on Boardwalk Empire, and he will be starring in the upcoming Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Michael Shannon: “When you’re an actor, it can be a hindrance if you look askance at people”

Shannon reveals how he manages to pull off such an intense role and whether he brings that same method to his other roles.

Video: Michael Shannon Talks About “My First Exposure to the Wonderful World of Dramatic Arts”

As Shannon prepares for his upcoming role as General Zod in Man of Steel, he sat down to talk about his early years as a struggling actor.