Harper talked about his audition, being cast on The Good Place and how that went from something he tried to forget to one of the best days of his life.
Browsing: Actors on Acting
Dacre Montgomery’s audition showcases the Power Rangers and Better Watch Out star running a gamut of emotions.
Christie Baranski remarks that her The Good Wife role came at exactly the point when she was seeking a strong dramatic role.
Damien Lewis revealed what animal has influenced his portrayal of Axelrod and also speaks about the origin of his frequently-used American accent.
Zachary Levi’s audition tape demonstrates his unbridled eagerness to portray the character, and despite not being in the room with him, director Sandberg asked, “Why is this guy not our Shazam?”
When asked about his experience as he aged from toddler to adulthood during an interview with NPR, Hodge reflected on his changing role in show business:
Timothy Olyphant spoke about returning to ‘Deadwood’ and, in particular, once again working with creator David Milch.
Tom Hanks spoke about voicing Woody for what will perhaps be the last time in ‘Toy Story 4’ and how challenging the recording sessions were for the film.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Finding the “Psyche and Confidence” of His Character in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
In order to help DiCaprio portray a journeyman Western actor, Tarantino showed DiCaprio a number of films that featured similar actors from that era.
Reflecting on the supporting roles that he plays, Jimmi Simpson remarks, “A lot of the characters I play are [there] to spike the punch of the story.”
Bryan Cranston talks about his early career challenges and how that prepared him for his future work.
Dave Bautista on His Audition for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and What Casting Director Sarah Finn Told Him
Dave Bautista recounted that the audition for Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ “terrified” him — surprising for the six-foot-six performer.
Jeremy Pope reveals his stage origins and explains what it was like performing in one Broadway show while rehearsing for another.
Alex Brightman talks about Beetlejuice’s distinctive voice as well as the challenge of developing a character familiar to audiences.
Laurie Metcalf explains why she prefers acting on the stage to acting on TV or film.
Christopher Meloni on Deciding to Become an Actor: “There was an art here, and I was very curious about it”
Christopher Meloni explains that though he acted in college and enjoyed it, he didn’t pursue it as a career because he didn’t think of it as a realistic career possibility.
Bill Hader also talks about the “instinctual” aspect of acting, which he credits to his improv training.
Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju spoke about his five-season run on the HBO fantasy series as the wildling Tormund Giantsbane.
Judi Dench on Why She Doesn’t Watch Herself On-Screen and How Theatre Allows the Opportunity to “Correct” a Performance
Like many other screen actors, Judi Dench says that she does not watch her own performances, saying that she is “so allergic to seeing myself.”
Emilia Clarke’s audition for the 2013 period drama ‘Belle’, for the role of Elizabeth, ended up going to another actress.