Sally Field worked with Actors Studio co-founder Lee Strasberg, who taught her techniques that allowed her to move beyond her early roles.
Browsing: Actors on Acting
Elizabeth Banks argues that the way to “make it” in acting is very different from when she came into the business.
Actor Tramell Tillman spoke about his role in Severance, which is by far the most notable one in his career.
Estrin speaks about casting Julia Garner in the lead role and how casting a miniseries is different from an ongoing series.
The miniseries forced Hauser to expand his range into playing a character coming from an extremely dark place.
Unlike his father, John David Washington didn’t study acting in college, but went from football to acting with one choice role.
Alex Borstein spoke about auditioning for the role of Susie Myerson and why it is still very challenging for her after five years.
D’Arcy Carden expresses gratitude for her opportunities and discusses her role in A League of Their Own, a departure from her usual characters.
Jeremy Strong speaks about what frightened him about the role, and the challenge of playing a character very close to the director.
Christina Ricci shares how she picks her roles, what makes her characters unique and what she enjoys about playing the Misty in Yellowjackets.
One of his latest roles is in Marriage opposite Nicola Walker as their marriage hits a rough patch after more than 25 years together.
Jonathan Banks explains that he incorporated experiences of many individuals into his characterization of Mike.
Reflecting on this career, actor Tom Hanks credits others who changed the way he thought about his roles and his career.
John C. Reilly talks about his experience with method actors, and shares two stories about how far he saw actors take their performances.
Anne Hathaway shared a story about a scene more than 20 years in the making that appeared in one of her recent projects.
Julia Roberts says that she doesn’t stay in character during filming, though she does admire actors who does.
John C. Reilly shared his thoughts on what an actor needs to do to maintain their conditioning for a performance.
Willem Dafoe has never worked with an acting coach and he credits that to his development as an actor in experimental theater.
Actor Brian Cox spoke about his acting preferences, including why he feels acting doesn’t need to be a “religious experience.”
Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom, Jr. spoke candidly about the work that they put in before audiences began to notice them.