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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

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

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

Eric Stonestreet: “A tried and true process of who gets jobs is based on personal taste”

"In TV, I never wanted my size to be the butt of the joke, or my bigness." - Eric Stonestreet

Domhnall Gleeson on Acting: “I think the key is not to be comfortable”

"As an actor, you should feel like you’re wrestling the material, like it’s using up your energy and your resources." - Domnhall Gleeson

Sonny Valicenti of ‘Mindhunter’ on His Audition and Potentially Playing a Serial Killer

"The character that I play, and the behavior that he exhibits, was kind of all that I was told." - Sonny Valicenti on His Audition

‘The Tick’ Star Griffin Newman on Acting in a Superhero Suit

"You very quickly realize there’s a certain iconography and a power to wearing one of these suits." - Griffin Newman

John Carroll Lynch: “I seem to be asked to play complicated people. I bring a certain level of menace”

"If you want to figure out where you fit in the acting ecosystem, you look at where you would have fit into the generation that came before you." - John Carroll Lynch

Why Idris Elba Believes His “best performance is yet to come”

"There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid." - Idris Elba

Frances McDormand on “Being the Other” Actress

McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.

J.B. Smoove Tells the Story of His Audition For ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

"You don't know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey" - JB Smoove

Watch: Denzel Washington Explains Why He Passed on a Role Early in His Career

Washington explains why he turned down a role -- and how it worked out for the best.

Eddie Izzard on Learning to How to Be an Actor

"The bottom line of drama is to be truthful, the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and they are different." - Eddie Izzard

Willem Dafoe on Choosing Projects and Why He Doesn’t Do Television

Dafoe spoke about why he seeks out unique projects... and why that doesn't include television work