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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Timothée Chalamet: “What scares me is being boring”

"At a certain point I was able to come to grips with the idea to just 'be.'" - Timothée Chalamet

‘Phantom Thread’ Star Lesley Manville: “It’s so easy to make someone bad look good on film. In theatre, there’s no hiding place”

"Filming is different. You’re getting a moment right. You can go in and create something very good, very quickly. That’s a different challenge to having five, six weeks to rehearse a play.” - Lesley Manville

Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ and How He Refocused His Career

"As soon as I came to L.A., things immediately shifted for me." - Chadwick Boseman

Ellen Pompeo: “Acting, to me, is boring”

"Anybody can be good on a show season one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that's a f*ckin' skill." - Ellen Pompeo

‘Downsizing’ Director Alexander Payne on Casting: “I love having my mind blown”

"She can do it all on take one. It was as clear as the nose on our faces." - Director Alexander Payne on Hong Chau

Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann on Trusting Your Instincts

"No one wants to be rejected. But if people reject you then that means it’s not the right fit for you" - Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann

Paul Thomas Anderson on Daniel Day-Lewis: “We’re all just trying to get it right”

When asked if he treats Day-Lewis different from other actors that he works with, Anderson answered

Annette Bening on Starting Her Career Relatively Late and How It Influenced Her Acting Process

"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

Jon Bernthal on His Approach to Acting and How Investing Himself into a Role Makes for Better Performances

"One of the drawbacks of playing the Punisher would be the high exposure. There’s a real downside to that as an actor" - Jon Bernthal

Watch: Kelly Marie Tran’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Audition

The video features clips of Tran's audition and includes clips of director Rian Johnson explaining what he was looking for in casting Rose

Watch: Daisy Ridley’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition

Ridely was asked to perform one of the movie's most intense scenes -- the torture scene with Kylo Ren -- during her audition.

Daniel Day-Lewis on His “Final” Role in ‘Phantom Thread’: “The impulse to quit took root in me, and that became a compulsion”

"All my life, I’ve mouthed off about how I should stop acting, and I don’t know why it was different this time" - Daniel Day-Lewis

Adam Driver: “Basically, the only thing I try to do is know my lines”

"I never figure anything out. I do my job. That’s my goal, to be as economical as possible." - Adam Driver

Bryan Cranston, Robert Pattinson and Armie Hammer on Working with Others

"You know, it’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars; it’s like your in-laws — it just makes things easier" - Bryan Cranston

Margot Robbie: “I do timelines and backstories, I work with a dialect coach, a movement coach and an acting coach”

"I need to be with other actors, then my focus is on what they’re doing and all I need to do is react to it. I’m too in my head if I’m on my own." - Margot Robbie

Jeff Daniels on ‘Godless’, Not Doing Research and Mixing Things Up in His Career

"Frank doesn’t know he’s in a Western, so I just tried to figure out what Frank was thinking and when he was thinking it" - Jeff Daniels on 'Godless'

Lucas Hedges: “I feel like this responsibility to be a great actor, yet I have so much to learn”

"If I don’t go to work, I feel very lost and scared and confused." - Lucas Hedges on Acting

Not Getting Lead Roles Made Emilia Clarke a Better Actor

Clarke says that while she was beginning her career as an actress, she was routinely passed over for lead roles.