While it seems like casting an actor to play a familiar face might be easy, casting directors say the process comes with its own challenges
Al Pacino speaks at length on his early theatre years and the role intimidation plays on an actor’s psyche.
What looks great to you may not be what casting directors have in mind. This guide will teach you what looks to go for.
Alfred Molina first worked with Carey Mulligan when he played her father in Mulligan’s breakthrough film role, 2009’s An Education.
Gary Oldman on Creating ‘Mank’ and Finding the Right Voice: “The process is still a bit of a mystery”
For Gary Oldman, one of the major steps in figuring out how to portray Mankiewicz was finding the right voice.
Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas reveal the reasons behind some of the major casting decisions for the HBO series, Perry Mason.
Amanda Seyfried spoke about getting into character as Marion Davies and how their careers are similar.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen spoke about how he gets into character, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and shares some acting advice.
Hugh Grant talks about character actor work that he had done early in his career and why comedy is more challenging for an actor than drama.
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.
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.