Ian McShane speaks about his career as an actor and his approach to some of his most memorable roles in both film and television.
Actors on Acting
Patrick Stewart talks about bad behavior by producers during auditions and shares a humorous story about why he is not a fan of stage fights.
Patti LuPone reflected on her early experiences in LA and why she enjoyed working with other theater actors on the set of Hollywood.
James Marsden talks about his performance in Dead to Me and what it’s like to be playing two brothers on the same television series.
Jennifer Connelly, asked to reflect on what she learns from her characters, explains that she learns about the perspectives of other people
Anthony Mackie Credits His Juilliard Training for Helping Him Maneuver Crash Landings as Marvel’s Falcon
Anthony Mackie reveals that he studied the flying habits of birds to determine how The Falcon would land after flying.
Giancarlo Espostio talks about how actors measure their worth as performers and about his working relationship with Jonathan Banks.
The Good Fight’s Christine Baranski spoke in detail about finding the right “voice” for her character — quite literally, in this sense.
Betty Gilpin on Why She Loves Her Role on ‘GLOW’: “It’s like a creativity potpourri on speed in a blender”
Betty Gilpin talks about the challenges she has faced in her role on GLOW and why she doesn’t think of nude scenes as a big deal.
Henry Cavill Remembers How an Audition for Patrick Stewart Gave Him “Strength Throughout” His Career
Henry Cavill reveals how he first met Patrick Stewart on a disastrous audition that nonetheless inspired him.
Jason Bateman spoke about how he relays on his acting “muscle” when directing and how he often “represents the audience” in his roles.
Though the conversation mainly focuses on Andrew Garfield’s role in Breathe, he also spoke about his other roles and experiences as an actor.
Giancarlo Esposito on how he felt about acting in a motion capture suit for the video game, Far Cry 6, and his thoughts on portraying villains.
Edward Norton speaks in depth about his career in depth and why he is so dedicated to his craft.
Debra Messing reflects on the revival of Will & Grace and the impact that series had on her career as an actress.
Tom Hanks on What He Brings to a Role and When He Started Looking for Characters That Were “Different”
Tom Hanks talks about playing authoritative figures, his roles and how he manages to come off so comfortably with everyone.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt describes 7500 as the “most challenging acting job” he’s ever done based on Vollrath’s directing style.
Kumail Nanjiani on Refusing to Play an Accent for Laughs: “If that’s what you want, I’m not your guy”
Kumail Nanjiani reveals why he refused to allow an accent be a subject of jokes in his projects and why turned down an opportunity for a film because of it.
Shailene Woodley explains that her decisions on taking on a project ultimately come down to her gut feeling on a script.
Anthony Hopkins speaks about how he learns his lines — and why he finds it easy to create a scary performance.