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Lily James on Auditioning for ‘Cinderella’ and the Hardest Scenes She Had to Shoot

"The good thing is wearing something like that sort of changes how you stand and it gives you a sense of grace that you can use to your advantage as an actor" - Lily James on wearing corsets

‘Downton Abbey’ Star Joanne Froggatt on Creating Her Own Backstory and How She’s “Not a Big-Budget Hollywood Type”

"They want the model type, classically beautiful, and I’m not" - Joanne Froggatt on Working in Hollywood

SAG Awards Press Room: Eddie Redmayne, Viola Davis, the Cast of ‘Birdman’ and More!

Here are a handful of videos from last night’s SAG Awards press room where the winners have just been awarded their Actor statue and are ushered backstage to a flurry or reporters vying to get their questions answered. You can tell most are still a bit dazed that they won so watching these videos is always fun. Check out Julianne Moore, Uza Aduba, William H. Macy, the casts of Downtown Abbey and Birdman, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and Viola Davis below! And don’t miss all of the awards speeches!   Julianne Moore, Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A ... Read more

Penelope Wilton on ‘Downton Abbey’: “It is the closest thing in television to being an ensemble in theatre”

One of the most lauded shows currently on TV is Downton Abbey. The hit show has resonated with both viewers and critics alike, but for actress Penelope Wilton, shooting the series feels “like being in repertory theatre.” The 67-year-old actress continued, “It is like being in a company and all the better for it probably because you can talk in shorthand, as it were, and do more of the acting.” That theatre-like camaraderie feels just like home for the acting veteran. In fact, she touched upon the fact that the cast gets along quite well behind the scenes. “We do ... Read more

Maggie Smith is Interviewed by ’60 Minutes’ and Reveals She’s Never Watched ‘Downton Abbey’ (video)

Maggie Smith loves to talk about how proud she is about the success of Downton Abbey and how the period drama is shot. Just don't ask her about the final product.

Shirley MacLaine on Missing the Stage and Her Thoughts on Acting

It’s rare for a show biz legend like Shirley MacLaine to admit that they’ve never really known much about acting. But after a career that began in the ‘50s, five Oscar nominations and one win, MacLaine is still professing that she’s not really sure why she’s been so successful.