“It’s not just memorizing and it’s not like a memory test, you have to actually say as if you mean it and understand it” – Containment’s George Young
“We got to play in the audition room, in the testing room, which takes a lot of the pressure out of things and you can have a good time and hope for the best” – Christina Marie Moses
“They’re always very nerve-racking but I just tried to control my nerves and make it look like it was easy. But it wasn’t.” – Hanna Mangan Lawrence on auditions
“[David Gyasi] walked into our room just to read at the last minute and blew us away so much that we changed everything about how we were gonna put this cast together”
“I wonder sometimes if being in the Ryan Murphy world — in that I get to play so many different types of characters within that one TV show — that there really isn’t time to sort of typecast me as one particular kind of thing.” – Sarah Paulson
Casting Directors on what their looking for this pilot season: “That 30- to 35- year-old leading man. For a lot of those guys, we started to go to London and England”
“I don’t think about the money a lot. I am an employed actor and we are all overpaid. I am grateful to be employed.” – Mayim Bialik
While Cuba Gooding Jr. is killing it (pun intended) on FX’s The People V. OJ Simpson, audiences have been drawn to Sterling K. Brown’s Christopher Darden.
“It doesn’t have to be Broadway. It can be some little old dive theater in East Village or in Brooklyn” – Louie Casting Director Gayle Keller on finding actors
Do you think “SCALE +10%” is too low for an actor appearing on Orange is the New Black?
“I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I’ll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you don’t have that, you’re not taking enough risks.” – Taylor Kitsch
“The schedule is insane. I’m probably the most tired one of all. Everyone else is used to not sleeping very much, and I need to learn from them.” – Pete Davidson on SNL
“Having to put yourself in that place is tough. To sit in that emotional space, especially when you’re doing it day after day.” – Caitriona Balfe
“What I love is dropping into someone else’s life and exploring it” – Rachel McAdams on Acting
Robin Lord Taylor on How ‘Gotham’ Has Changed His Life: “My identity until this was that of a struggling actor”
“There’s a fleeting sense of comfort. My health insurance isn’t going to lapse for a while, that’s nice.” – Robin Lord Taylor on Being a Series Regular
Elizabeth Reaser On Her ‘Mad Men’ Audition: “I remember being so nervous because I’m always nervous”
“I auditioned, and I knew nothing. I didn’t know who the character was, I didn’t know who the other character was, I didn’t know Don was Don” – Elizabeth Reaser
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Talks About Bringing Her Clones To Life: “I think they’re like any character for me”
“It’s such a playful place, and as an actor I approach everything that way” – Tatiana Maslany on Improv
“Everything I do with my job, I do because I am intrigued by a character” – Lena Headey
WonderCon Interview: Reed Diamond on ‘Wayward Pines’: ‘As an actor, what’s most satisfying is to play nuanced characters. And we have that in spades”
Reed Diamond talks about the secrets of the show, his character and working with the cast.
Actor Tim Griffin talks ‘Wayward Pines’, his character, the secrets of the show and how he feels like Desmond from Lost and more!