Category: TV

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'

Jason Bateman Thinks He’s the “Worst” When Directing Other Actors

"I'm assuming they're doing the best job they can. I'm assuming that they're playing the part the way they want to play it." - Jason Bateman

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard

"I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—'cute' and 'all-American' are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like." - Casting Director Carmen Cuba

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

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

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

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

Evan Peters Explains Why ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Has “Pushed Him to the Limit”

"I've never worked this much in my life, period, and I've never been in the show this much and had so much thrown at me." - Evan Peters

Jason Isaacs on the Highs and Lows of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

"Weirdly, I don’t look at the lines ever before I go to set. You can always absorb it during rehearsal." - Jason Isaacs

Billy Eichner on His Unsuccessful Past as a Child Actor: “I was too tall. I was too this. I was too that”

Eichner reveals that he turned to comedy because his initial forays into acting proved unsuccessful.

Mackenzie Davis on Breakthrough ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Role: “It was one of my very first jobs. I was so nervous”

"When I started this job, I remembered looking up “how actors prepare for parts” because I just didn’t know!" - Mackenzie Davis

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

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

‘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

Michaela Watkins on the Challenge of Finally Landing a Long-Term Role in ‘Casual’

"I felt like I really want to chew the meat. I just really want to get to know somebody in a consistent way." - Michaela Watkins on Her Role in 'Casual'

Josh McDermitt: “I moved to LA a little later in my life than when most people move and I feel like I’m better for it.”

"You have wins, you have losses. You have to remain positive, that’s probably the biggest challenge; to not get yourself down." - Josh McDermitt on Acting