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.
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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.
‘Hadestown’ Star Patrick Page reveals what he finds liberating as an actor and what he enjoys about teaching acting.
‘Days Of Our Lives’ Casting Director Marnie Saitta on the Hardest Parts to Cast and Her Advice to Actors
When asked what is the most challenging aspect of casting ‘Days of Our Lives’, Saitta explains that it’s smaller roles that prove to be the most difficult.
David Rapaport reveals that even though they receive hundreds of submissions for even small parts and only have 3 to 8 days to cast an episode
Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler on Casting Sessions, Diversity and Her “Life Lessons” for Actors
Leah Daniels Butler speaks about her experience casting diverse projects and the best advice she can provide to actors.
Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju spoke about his five-season run on the HBO fantasy series as the wildling Tormund Giantsbane.
‘My Fair Lady’ Star Laura Benanti Offers Audition Advice and How She Would Change the Theater Industry
When asked for her best audition advice, Laura Benanti points out that the individuals conducting the audition want you to succeed.
“If you’re playing it that you suspect something, then the audience is going to suspect…
Ben Affleck, who has played a variety of roles in his career, spoke about how he prepares to play his different characters.
Lupita Nyong’o explains that she approached the two characters she plays in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ from different physical places.
Patricia Arquette explains how she’s able to portray such despicable characters and why she believes that she’s doing the best work of her career now.
Lena Headey on how she gets into character for Cersei — and she points to her wig as a critical gateway into the role.
Chris Hemsworth explains that before being cast as Thor, he had a difficult time finding his place in Hollywood.
Reilly and Coogan on the choices they made in portraying their characters, prothetics and whether or not wearing 1950s underwear is necessary in their performances.