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Watch: Conversations with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart of ‘Bleed for This’

Teller and Eckhart speak about preparing to portray a boxer and his trainer in this inspirational comeback story.

Watch: A SAG Foundation Conversation with Dennis Quaid

Quaid speaks about his career at length and his most memorable roles.

Watch: Conversations with Gina Rodriguez on ‘Jane the Virgin’

Rodriguez speaks about playing such a unique character in a series that mixes typical American sitcom conventions with touches of telenova melodrama.

Watch: David Oyelowo on ‘Selma’ and Staying in Character During Filming

In Selma, David Oyelowo portrays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the events surrounding the 1965 Selma voting rights marches.

Watch: Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke Talk ‘Boyhood’

Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, committing to star in Richard Linklater's Boyhood was an easy decision.

Watch Ben McKenzie and the Cast of ‘Gotham’ in this SAG Foundation Video

Fans of Gotham are eagerly anticipating the return of the series after a few weeks hiatus tonight on Fox (although don’t get too excited — after tonight the next episode won’t air until January 19). Shortly before the series went on hiatus, several of the main cast members participated in a conversation for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation moderated by Damian Holbrook from TV Guide Magazine. Featuring Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), Victoria Cartagena (Renee Montoya), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma), and Andrew Stewart-Jones (Crispus Allen), the cast spoke about working on the popular series, including ... Read more

Watch: Brendan Gleeson Talks ‘Calvary’ with the SAG Foundation

Calvary comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today. If you didn’t get a chance to see it when it was making festival rounds or when it was in limited release, seek it out. The drama stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest who is troubled by a variety of tumultuous issues within the people of congregation, including the fact that someone has threatened to murder him. In the above conversation with the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, moderated by Jenelle Riley of Variety, Gleeson speaks about his role in the film and how the film’s content affected him as an actor. And ... Read more

Watch: The SAG Foundations Conversation with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones on ‘The Theory of Everything’

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are terrific in The Theory of Everything. While the film is total Oscar bait, the cast was firing on all cylinders, especially Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. In this SAG Foundations conversation, the two discuss the film, working together and more.

SAG Foundation Conversation with the Cast of NBC’s ‘Marry Me’

Earlier this month NBC put in an order for five additional episodes of its freshman romantic comedy series, Marry Me. While that isn’t exactly the shot of confidence that a full-season renewal provides, it’s enough to keep fans of the comedy — which is about an engaged couple who are determined to get married despite a constant series of obstacles thrown in their path — happy for a few more weeks at least. This chat from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation was held on November 15, and features the show’s stars Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tymberlee ... Read more

SAG Conversations: Q & A with Working Actors Featuring William Mapother & Curtis Armstrong (video)

The SAG Foundation hosted some working actors for one of their ‘Conversation’ series. Included in the panel were Curtis Armstrong (American Dad, Revenge of the Nerds, Moonlighting), William Mapother (Another Earth, The Mentalist, Lost), Beth Grant (The Mindy Project, No County for Old Men) and Richard Lawson (The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Dynasty, All My Children). In the video, they chat about their experiences, their careers and more. And check out our previous interview with Curtis Armstrong and William Mapother!

Tom Hardy and Director Steven Knight Talk ‘Locke’ (video)

Watching Tom Hardy in Steven Knight‘s Locke, you realize just how wonderful of an actor he is. The film is about a guy named Ivan Locke (Hardy) who’s dedicated himself to his job and family. But, on the night of a huge business deal, he gets a phone call that changes everything. The film takes place in the course of one car ride and it’s just Hardy. It’s just him, talking on the phone and driving. And it’s just great. How many actors can hold your attention for an hour and a half while driving and talking on the phone? ... Read more

Watch Hugh Dancy Talk ‘Hannibal’, His Career and More

The SAG Foundation invited Hugh Dancy for one of their great ‘Conversation’ series. This one is 40 minutes long and it fly by as I was listening to it. In the interview, he talks about Hannibal, his character and working with Mads Mikkelesen, his career and more. Check it out!    

Ari Graynor on ‘Bad Teacher’, Her Career and Auditioning (Video)

Ari Graynor stars in Bad Teacher, a single-camera comedy based on the film of the same name. It premiered last night to decent ratings so that’s good news for her because I think she’s great. The show is about an always-inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her. Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier and Kristin Davis also star. She recently did a SAG Foundation conversation about her career and how and why she became an actor, auditions, Broadway and more! Bad ... Read more

Tatiana Maslany & Jordan Gavaris Talk ‘Orphan Black’ with the SAG Foundation

BBC America’s Orphan Black returned for its second season this weekend and from what I’ve heard, the show comes back in fine form. The series is about Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), who’s in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler). She becomes involved in a wild pursuit that brings her head-to-head with pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany). The new season finds Sarah’s clone sisters Alison (Maslany) and Cosima (Maslany) as they struggle to keep their clone world a secret and pick up the pieces of their broken lives. Stars Maslany and Jordan Gavaris recently went to the SAG Foundation ... Read more

Watch Lizzie Caplan Talk Masters of Sex, How She Fought for the Role, Nerves and More

Here’s a SAG Foundation Q & A with Lizzy Caplan where she talks about her new Showtime series, Masters of Sex. In the interview, she talks about how she fought for the role of Virginia Johnson, why she waited so long for the part, shooting the pilot, nerves and more. Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and unlikely pop culture trajectory. Check it out below!

Watch Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in this Q & A for Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’

Here’s a Q&A the SAG Foundation did with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin for their upcoming film, Labor Day. Directed by Jason Reitman, the film centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele (Winslet) while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers (Brolin), a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long ... Read more

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz Talk ‘Bones’, Their Careers, Acting and More (video)

The SAG Foundation has been doing some really Q&A’s lately and this one, with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz from Bones, falls into that category.  Moderated by Sandra Gonzalez from Entertainment Weekly, the two talk about the show, working together, their careers, acting and being an actor and tons more. “I love talking to actors. This is great.” – David Boreanaz Check it out below!

Taylor Schilling Talks ‘Orange is the New Black’, How She Got the Part, Her Career and More (video)

The SAG Foundation talked with Taylor Schilling, star of the fantastic (and addictive) Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Interviewed by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, Schilling talks about how she got the part of Piper, working on the show, her career, being directed by Jodie Foster and tons more. It’s a little over a half hour long and I enjoyed every bit of it. Best quote: On auditions and getting roles she says, “The things that feel the most right are the easiest.”  Check it out below! 

Kevin Bacon Career Retrospective from the SAG Foundation (video)

The SAG Foundation recently had Kevin Bacon as a guest for an in-depth conversation and career retrospective.