Tom Hanks on why he feels his roles do not necessarily inform each other and how backstory can get in the way of a film’s narrative.
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Gillian Anderson talks about getting into character and what she learned from Donald Sutherland about preventing first day jitters on a set.
Hugh Grant admits he couldn’t do much research into playing a scoundrel outside of reading the script.
Director Sean Durkin spoke about his approach to working with actors and the importance of directors developing trust with actors.
‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Casting Director Cindy Tolan on Finding Actors and What She Wants You to Know Before Auditioning
Casting Director Cindy Tolan shares something that she hopes more actors know: not being cast doesn’t mean that you did something wrong.
Julia Garner reflected on a failed audition early in her career that led her to more meaningful work as an actress.
Jodie Foster is one of the many actors who has shared knowledge about their craft and one of her lessons focus on her tips for actors.
William Sadler leapt at the chance to play Death again and also shares advice about acting and saving money that he gives to young actors.
To portray such a manipulative character, Billy Crudup has plotted his character’s actions to a minute level of detail.
Rhea Seehorn has had the opportunity to grow as an actress since starring on Better Call Saul, especially since she’s best known for sitcoms.
Method acting is reality acting. When using the Method, the actor uses his imagination or something from his life to create the inner life of his character.
Laura Linney credits the extensive information given to her about her character’s arc as one of the reasons for her portrayal of Wendy.
‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on the Challenges of Adding Actors to Established Ensembles
Casting Director Carmen Cuba talks about working with the Duffer Brothers and the challenge of introducing new characters and actors to an ensemble series.
Jason Bateman on how his experience as an actor influences the way he directs actors on set and what role a director plays in an actor’s performance.
Becky Ann Baker chats about Nightfire, her career and why she’s had staying power, audition tips and why she hates self-tapes.
Kerry Washington talks about the role that posture played in her portrayal of Olivia Pope and Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO movie Confirmation.
What Does Patrick Stewart Say Before Walking Onstage That “Takes Away Anxiety and Stress and Worry”?
When it comes to the best acting advice he ever received, Patrick Stewart admits that it took him decades to fully understand it.
Actor Sterling K. Brown shared something he learned while in graduate school about acting that has helped him on the hit NBC show, ‘This Is Us’.
Willem Dafoe spoke about portraying real-life figures in many of his films and how Wes Anderson could probably convince him to play just about any role.
Actor David Harbour recognizes that trying to become a professional actor is, even at its best, a “humiliating” process.