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Brian d’Arcy James: “The bulk of my time as an actor has been ‘hustle, hustle’ to get to the next thing”

"Cause that’s where you’re challenged and that’s where you grow and that’s what makes it interesting." - Brian d’Arcy James on Finding Variety in His Roles

Jenna Fischer’s Acting Advice and the Number One Thing Actors Should Do for Their Career

"Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can." - Jenna Fischer

Joaquin Phoenix on Acting: “Don’t overthink it, let it be what it is”

"If you keep trying to find what’s unique in the moment, then the danger is that you miss that very thing.” - Joaquin Phoenix

Allison Janney on Her Oscar-Winning ‘I, Tonya’ Role: “It was my challenge to bring her to life without judging her”

"I like to play these roles where people... are inspired to want to act. I want to change their lives." - Allison Janney

How Richard Jenkins Unsuccessful Early Years as an Actor Led Him to Where He is Today

"Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing." - Richard Jenkins

Charlie Day on Reprising His Role in ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ and the Benefits of Writing for Himself

"By the time you finish writing an episode you know so thoroughly what you’re going for that you don’t have to do as much work as an actor" - Charlie Day

Sam Rockwell: “People like to have labels for actors and, the truth is, every actor is a character actor”

"I think in every character, you're finding a version of yourself." - Sam Rockwell

Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler on Diversity: “People are just tired of not seeing themselves reflected on television”

"You have to be more broad in your thinking, which is creating more opportunities for everybody." - Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler

Joaquin Phoenix on the Struggles That He Has as an Actor

"There’s not one approach. It depends on the scene" - Joaquin Phoenix

David Oyelowo: “You sort of need to pummel and plow away for longer, as a black actor, to get a degree of fame”

"I have concerns, I have hopes, you know, and that’s what you want to see in a character.” - David Oyelowo

Wendell Pierce: “I tell people all the time, get some training and become a student of your craft”

"I always said I studied to try to develop an acting muscle. The key I always thought to my career would be diversity." - Wendell Pierce

Bill Hader on Becoming an Actor: “I was afraid of failing”

"When I went to the Sundance screening of The Skeleton Twins it was the first time I said, 'Wow, I'm an actor.'" - Bill Hader

Holly Hunter: “An actor’s career is in a constant state of metamorphosis”

"Acting is a tremendously insecurity-making profession. I always feel insecure and I always feel confident. They’re slammed up against each other and it’s a constant balancing act." - Holly Hunter

Naomie Harris on the Importance of Acting Education

"I feel incredibly lucky that I got the opportunity to make my mistakes, and learn vital lessons at drama school" - Naomie Harris

Logan Shroyer on His Audition for ‘This Is Us’

"To come onto a show as a young actor, I just wanna get better." - Logan Shroyer

Sam Rockwell on Acting, Choosing Roles and One of His First Auditions, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

"I think the thing about acting is, on any given day, we are certain aspects of ourselves" - Sam Rockwell

‘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