John C. Reilly shared his thoughts on what an actor needs to do to maintain their conditioning for a performance.
Actors on Acting
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.
Jon Bernthal: “There are great kernels of wisdom to pick up from all these different characters you play”
Jon Bernthal points to learning new things as he plays different characters as one of his favorite aspects of acting.
Jennifer Aniston spoke about the ups and downs of her long career and what she’s learned from her time in front of the camera.
Actor George Clooney admits he often feels uncomfortable directing other actors when he is starring in the same scene.
Richard Jenkins reveals that initially his father did not support his decision to pursue acting.
Ray Liotta spoke about typecasting, passing on roles, and how a role on a soap opera early in his career helped his journey as an actor.
James McAvoy shares the deepest praise for the screenplay of ‘Together’, likening it to a real-life conversation with someone close to you.
Pierce Brosnan realizes that he has the ability to be choosy about his acting roles because of the success he has had over his career.
Jonathan Majors notes the distinction between being yourself and acting and when it’s important for an actor to use his or her creativity.
Gillian Anderson spoke about how she mentally and physically embodied the Iron Lady on the series, The Crown.
Amanda Seyfried reveals that she was moments away from starting her first college class before she decided to take a gamble on Mean Girls.
Michael Keaton on why he is so particular about his roles and getting invested in each character, no matter how significant the part is.
Gillian Jacobs has amassed many notable acting credits in both film and television since she graduated from Juilliard School in 2004.
Phil Dunster speaks about how Jamie Tartt was created for him after an unsuccessful audition and how he has grown with the character.
Tom Hanks spoke about what he believes is the ideal first job for an actor that, at least for him, set him up for his later success.
Alfred Molina explains why he does not turn work down — and how even bad projects add to his “crazy quilt of experiences.”
Gillian Jacobs on Different Acting Styles and How John Malkovich Helped Her Through a Difficult Scene
Gillian Jacobs highlights a moment working with Academy Award nominated actor John Malkovich, who has a different acting style than she does.