Guy Pearce on the importance of finding a character’s depth when considering how to perform as the character.
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Josh Radnor spoke about how costuming can aid an actor into portraying a particular character, particularly in a show that is a period piece like Hunters.
Ed Harris spoke about the importance of getting out of one’s comfort zone when performing and the difference between wanting to be an actor and a star
While speaking about how to “make it” as an actor, William H. Macy shares the advice he would give to actors, both new and trained.
Actor Jeff Daniels revealed his insight on memorizing lines — something every actor must excel at to become a success.
Rachel Weisz spoke about why she puts so much effort into learning her lines — and yet still walks into a scene not knowing how exactly she’ll say them.
Kevin Bacon on “Actable” Actions and the Surprising Reason Why He Discourages People to Become Actors
Kevin Bacon says that there is one personality facet that he doesn’t know how to portray: being “likable.”
Brad Pitt spoke about the improv nature of comedy and remarked on how similar it was when he watched Anthony Hopkins during one of their films together.
When it comes to acting, Nicolas Cage suggests that if you’re going to borrow, you might as well borrow from the best.
Michael Emerson chats about his career, detailing how he portrays his characters and shares the best advice he has for actors.
Actress Ruth Wilson spoke about her early days as an actress and how much of a challenge auditions were for her.
Robin Williams shared one of his thoughts on finding the right starting point for playing a character.
Jeremy Strong speaks about the challenges of portraying a character in a fraying mental state in HBO’s, Succession.
Casting Director Aisha Coley spoke about her experience casting the series and provided some background on how some of the key actors landed their parts.
Holt McCallany also talks about having to adjust to the physical appearance of a character — despite normally taking pride in his own physical fitness.
Bryan Cranston remembers how he learned to cope with rejection as an actor about ten years after a disastrous early audition:
Casting Directors Mary Vernieu and Jessica Kelly spoke about casting the series and how it offered them the rare opportunity to cast unknown talent.
Casting Director David Rapaport: “It takes a tremendous amount of courage to walk into any casting room. To share yourself and be vulnerable.”
Nicolas Cage touches upon facets of acting – influences from his pets, a director’s vision, his “nouveau shamanic” acting and how other actors can use it
Patricia Clarkson reveals how her thinking about a role evolves over the course of a production.