Patrick Wilson speaks about portraying the DC Comics super-villain and how he embraced the character’s motives and personality.
Browsing: Actor Tips
When Lucas Hedges has to cry on cue for a scene, it’s something he stresses about, but it’s something he’s developed a technique for in his films.
Actress Viola Davis talks about the challenges of performing, including how important collaboration is in acting.
‘The Good Place’ Star D’Arcy Carden: “Acting is so weird. And finding success in acting is so weird”
Carden explains why acting is only for people who really want it — and how Upright Citizens Brigade saved her career.
Coon speaks about how she prepares herself for her roles, including the stage and television roles that she has received awards for.
Edie Falco spoke about her career and explains why she feels so lucky when it comes to the roles she has been cast in.
“Oftentimes I’ll find a poem that I think suits the character and that will be my mantra” – Domnhall Gleeson
Michael Mando on his ‘Better Call Saul’ Co-stars: “I can tell you that I’ve learned an incredible lesson from each one of them”
“Until you believe in yourself, it doesn’t matter what the whole world will tell you, you’ll always have a sleepless night.” – Jonathan Banks Advice to Michael Mando
Ben Kingsley on Playing a Nazi War Criminal in ‘Operation Finale’ and How He Leaves His Character On-Set
“He never got close to me, he never got near me, he never infected me.” – Sir Ben Kingsley on Playing the Evil Adolf Eichmann
Russell Hornsby talks coming to set prepared, how he builds a character, The Affair and more!
‘The Chi’ Creator Lena Waithe: “Bring whatever you have to the role, rather than trying to fit into whatever that role is”
“If someone was going to tell me I was going to be on a Netflix show or Spielberg movie, I would never have believed them” – Lena Waithe
“You gather all of the information and look at it all, and panic, and then you start to slowly build this character.” – Josh Brolin
“I would tell [my younger self] not to let the business kill the love for why you got into it.” – Jeff Daniels’ on Advice for Actors
Some Casting Directors Do’s: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home
“If you don’t have anything going on in your head, you’re not interesting to watch” – Krysten Ritter
“I get a [blank] book for every character that I do, and start to write out what some of his traits might be” – Giancarlo Esposito on Creating a Character
“Get in, do your thing, and get out like you have somewhere better to be.” – Alfred Molina’s Audition Advice
“Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can.” – Jenna Fischer
“If you keep trying to find what’s unique in the moment, then the danger is that you miss that very thing.” – Joaquin Phoenix
“Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing.” – Richard Jenkins