J.K. Simmons talks about the challenges he faces as an actor and how, even after all these years on screen, there are still questions that he can’t answer.
Browsing: Actors on Acting
Tyler Labine on Playing Both Comedy and Drama: “In order to know what’s funny, you need to know what’s not funny”
Tyler Labine speaks about the variety of roles in his career and what he has learned from acting in so many different types of projects.
Kiki Layne, an unknown actress before appearing in the film, spoke about her audition and just how close she was to quitting the business before landing the part of a lifetime.
Tina Fey on Casting Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’: “Kids grow up learning to sing and dance, but it’s tough to teach someone how to be funny”
Tina Fey talks about the casting process for the Broadway musical, Mean Girls, and what she looked for in the Tony and Drama Desk nominated cast.
‘The Good Place’ Star William Jackson Harper on Auditioning for the Series: “That is not at all what I was expecting”
Actor William Jackson Harper speaks about the casting process for the series and how what he read for didn’t end up being part of the series or about his character.
Rami Malek explained that he was able to land his first speaking role by sheer persistence
Zachary Levi didn’t think he was a good fit for the role of Shazam… but then when the opportunity came back around, he felt very differently.
Matthew McConaughey speaks about the roles he’s played and why he has never been completely satisfied with any of his films.
Nicholas Hoult speaks about his role in The Favourite, his appearance in Mad Max: Fury Road, and working with director Yorgos Lanthimos.
Reilly and Coogan on the choices they made in portraying their characters, prothetics and whether or not wearing 1950s underwear is necessary in their performances.
Winston Duke talks his now-exploding career and his experience auditioning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster.
Viola Davis says she’s not the type of actor who would give an inaccurate rosy picture of what the industry is truly like.
Steve Coogan chats about not only about the makeup but also the other aspects that went into getting into character for Stan & Ollie.
Actor Bradley Cooper chats about about developing the voice of his character, Jackson Maine
Regina King on her early days as an actress and what she went through in her career before Boyz n the Hood.
J.K. Simmons talks about playing two versions of the same character on Counterpart and more.
Adam Driver talks about his approach to acting and how his youth, military background, and work with different types of directors inform his performances.
Sam Elliott on Finding Quality Roles: “I always felt if there’s three decent scenes in a film then that’s plenty”
Sam Elliott on what it was like when Bradley Cooper revealed he was basing his character’s voice on Elliot’s, quality supporting roles, and the first time he was at the Golden Globes.
Chadwick Boseman talks about how his perception of acting has changed — and hasn’t changed — since his big success.
Richard E. Grant says that there was “no precedent” for his success as an actor.