Tag: featured

Bill Skarsgard on Playing Pennywise in ‘It’: “It was by far the most exhausting character I’ve ever done, physically and mentally”

"I was equally as excited as I was terrified when I booked the job, because now these people expected me to pull it off." - Bill Skarsgard

Sophie Turner on Falling in Love with Acting and Playing Sansa on ‘Game of Thrones’

"To be able to flesh out a character for over eight or so years has been really amazing." - Sophie Turner on Playing Sansa Stark

Kit Harington on Playing Jon Snow: “You take every scene as it comes”

"You just look like an actor wanting to change the character if you then go back and betray what your first instincts were." - Kit Harington

Griffin Newman on ‘The Tick’: “When I got the call back and I moved along in the process, it made me more desperate to be part of it.”

"My lifelong quest has been to figure out how sad you can make things, and also be funny." - Griffin Newman

‘Feud’ Casting Director Eric Dawson on Finding the Right Actors for the Series

"I would say out of the 150 people, probably 144 of them were auditions." - Casting Director Eric Dawson

Aidan Gillen on Auditions, ‘Game of Thrones’, and Having a “Pinball” Career

"I've never been good at auditions and I've never really gotten many jobs from auditions." - Aidan Gillen

Ewan McGregor on Playing Two Characters on ‘Fargo’: “It’s a great challenge as an actor, and there’s something very satisfying about it”

"...the challenge for me really as an actor was to try and play the two parts without it being a hindrance to the audience." - Ewan McGregor

Sterling K. Brown on Becoming an Actor: “You get bit, and you just keep chasing that”

"I was used to being 'that dude from that show, who got shot in that episode'" - Sterling K. Brown

Richard Dreyfuss on Winning an Oscar: “You’re riskier when you’re on the hunt”

"I had no doubt of my eventual success." - Richard Dreyfuss

‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser on Getting Cast as Barb

"I had never booked anything, gotten close calls, and then one day I got an email about this new show called Stranger Things, asking for a tape." - Shannon Purser

Ron Cephas Jones on ‘This Is Us’: “This gig is probably the best I’ve ever had in film and television”

"That was the biggest challenge, dealing with the emotion and not making it too melodramatic—letting the real emotion out, and trusting your partner that they’re going to care for it." - Ron Cephas Jones

Jane Lynch: “I was 40 by the time I started making money at this”

"I love to act; it's my calling if there's such a thing." - Jane Lynch

Andy Serkis on Performance Capture: “You can’t be vain and do this”

"Acting is acting at the end of the day, but playing these kinds of characters, there's an element of being fearless to play them." - Andy Serkis

Rachel Bay Jones: “Everything we’re trying to do on stage as actors is tell the truth”

Jones revealed the various anxieties she had about her career and how she learned that it was important to be herself.

Alison Brie on ‘Glow’: “I had to audition many times”

"Of course when you're told that they don’t think your right for it, I was even more fired up to prove them wrong." - Alison Brie on Auditioning for 'Glow'

Marvel’s Inhumans: How Anson Mount Developed Black Bolt’s Communication

"I tend to be more interested in a character’s weaknesses than I do their strengths and in a comic book/graphic novel space, it’s easy to lose sight of that, you know?" - Anson Mount

Jodie Whittaker on Becoming the First Female Doctor Who

"To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: This is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place." - Jodie Whittaker

Rachel Bay Jones on Finding Her ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Character

"We always try to find the recognizable thread. The thing that we relate to is always the strongest point to start from." - Rachel Bay Jones

Corey Hawkins on Using His Classical Training in Television and Film Roles: “You have those tools ready to go”

"...you’re not feeling inspired as an actor and not having that magic moment where it all comes together, then that’s when you have to pull the techniques." - Corey Hawkins