“It’s very intimate. There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” – Saoirse Ronan on Film Acting
Browsing: Actors on 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
Law talks about stepping into the role of Dumbledore and what he learned from J.K. Rowling about the character.
Gerwig talks about her work on Ladybird and how being an actor has informed her work as a writer/director.
“The truth is that some of the greatest don’t work, and some of the worst are making tons of money” – Theo Rossi
“It’s not that I’m pigeonholed as one character, but all the darker stuff gets more thrown at you. In a way, I have to prove that I’m not this crazy guy” – Evan Peters
“I have trepidation of doing anything, acting wise. I have a healthy dose of anxiety.” – Andrew Garfield
Dafoe spoke about working on The Florida Project, in which he was the only professional actor in a major role and working with the young cast.
Reddick sees clear parallels between these performing art — particularly when it comes to learning accents.
“Usually the ‘wing man’ has a lot more interest, is funnier, has a lot more character. I want to know that person’s life and their insides.” – Marisa Tomei
“It was about the fourth day and the first scene when something just clicked, and I remember feeling it internally.” – Mustafa Shakir
“To me, it’s more about figuring out the fundamentals of who she is and bigger picture ideas of what she’s gone through” – Mandy Moore
“The subject matter didn’t frighten me as much as doing a one-woman show. I spend my whole career trying to forget I am being watched” – Carey Mulligan
“You do have to condition yourself to embrace the insanity” – James Marsden on ‘Westworld’
“I’ve been lucky, I kind of fell ass backwards into the Ryan Murphy camp, which has been the gift that keeps on giving” – Darren Criss
“Everybody’s trying to push you and navigate you toward saying or taking a job that you may not feel 100 percent comfortable with.” – Michael B. Jordan
Robbie talks about her role in ‘I, Tonya’ and goes into detail on her approach to playing the variety of characters she has brought to the screen.
Disney Channel Star Ross Lynch on Playing Jeffrey Dahmer: “Any decent actor knows you can’t judge the character you’re playing”
“I was a Disney kid forever and everyone liked to pigeonhole me as that – as people will tend to do – and then this comes along and completely changes my life.” – Ross Lynch
Jodie Foster: “I do think I’m well-suited for things that are grounded. My mind works that way as an actor”
“I find it much more satisfying just to act because I love it and for no other reason. I want to trust my gut.” – Jodie Foster
Michael C. Hall on Long-Term TV Roles: “You evolve with someone over time in a way that you can’t if you’re doing a stage play or a film”
“Inevitably, if you spend that much time playing the same character, you’re going to get into ruts where you feel like you’re tilling dead soil” – Michael C. Hall