The two spoke about portraying the real-life individuals whose lives were impacted by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Browsing: Actors on Acting
“I feel for the first time some measure of confidence in my performances that I didn’t when I was younger” – John Cho
“I seek out jobs that scare me. Usually the more scared I am, the more fruitful the experience” – Chris Messina
Dowd spoke about how she became an actress and why she isn’t so quick to judge Aunt Lydia’s ways.
Hardy speaks about what excites him about playing the character(s) and what he has channeled for the voices for each character.
“There’s some characters that are difficult to transform into, and then there are others that you just get for free” – David Costabile
“I am being seen as a real actress, doing what makes me feel pushed and motivated.” – Zendaya on Her Career Growth
‘Black Lightning’ Star Cress Williams: “My first job as an actor… is to always be truthful and real”
Williams spoke about what the “hook” was that made him want to play Black Lightning.
Hawke had a few lean years in which he discovered that it was harder for him to find roles.
Shalhoub talks about the insecurities felt by actors and what convinced him that acting could be a career.
“If it weren’t for those experiences that I had from football, before acting, I don’t know if I’d be able to relate, in the same way.” – John David Washington
“This was the closest that I’ve ever felt to being depressed and going home a little sad” – Topher Grace on Playing David Duke
“[Being let go] was painful when it happened, but, in retrospect, I think it would have been hard for me to walk away from that job.” – Sarah Drew
Melissa Benoist on Her Broadway Debut in ‘Beautiful’: “It has given me a newfound respect for what I do for a living”
“Living out a story eight times a week is difficult and draining emotionally but very fulfilling. I will absolutely always be looking for more.” – Melissa Benoist on Her Broadway Debut
“This was the only part that from the moment I heard that they were auditioning I knew it was mine.” – Amanda Brugel
McCarthy reveals that acting opposite talented puppeteers was a lot easier than she expected.
“You can’t start making edits to a character because you don’t want to upset somebody.” – Ben Wishaw on Playing a Real Person
It took Grillo nearly 20 years of small parts on television until he landed major roles in film.
“It’s very intimate. There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” – Saoirse Ronan on Film Acting
“I might not be right for the story — I have a particular look, and sometimes I fit and sometimes I don’t.” – Jason Momoa