Jesse L. Martin has been easily been able to move from Broadway (Rent), film (Rent and the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic) and TV (Law & Order) throughout his career. Now, he’s back on Broadway starring opposite Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice.
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“I’d watch the kids on TV and think how cool that must be. I wanted to know, ‘How do I get in that box like those other kids?,'” he said.
What do you get when you get Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank together in a room?
Some great stories, a little dish and great insight into the business.
Brendan Fraser is making his Broadway debut in the new play, Elling.
Tom Felton grew up on the set of Harry Potter, playing the role of evil Draco Malfoy. I don’t really know much about him except that I love to hate his character.
Michael Caine has just released his 2nd memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood, which chronicles the his second Oscar win, becoming a Knight and his collaboration with Christopher Nolan, among other things.
Mad Men’s Jessica Pare: “I auditioned for a recurring role, I didn’t know what that would mean at the time”
If you watched the season finale of Mad Men, then you were probably as surprised as Jessica Pare was when she read in the script that Don Draper proposed to her character Megan. I know I was.
Jason Alexander on the state of musical theater and the Los Angeles theater scene in general.
Juliette Lewis on Her Role in ‘Conviction’: “I’ve never transformed myself so thoroughly, visually or internally, for a role”
Lewis plays the brother’s (Sam Rockwell) ex-wife, whose false testimony is the reason for his imprisonment. Although Lewis is only in the film for a few scenes, it’s a testament to her that she remains in my memory of the film.
Charlie McDermott is currently starring in ABC’s The Middle and is great on the show. I also just saw him in the film, Morning, at the San Diego Film Festival and if you haven’t seen him as the troubled son in Frozen River, you’re missing out.
Aaron Johnson was great as the geeky kid in Kick-Ass but now he’s about to play true hero, John Lennon. In Nowhere Boy, he plays a young Lennon in true story that has never been told.
Daphne Rubin-Vega on ‘Jack Goes Boating’, ‘Rent’ and the Difference Between Acting in Film and Theater
Daphne Rubin-Vega stars in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s new film, Jack Goes Boating. The former Rent star talked with Speakeasy about the movie, being directed by her co-star (Hoffman) and the difference between film and stage acting.
How many actors do you know who are appearing in two hit TV shows at once? The only name that comes to me is Alison Brie. She’s currently on both Community and Mad Men… and she’s playing two totally different charaters!
Prior to 2 weeks ago, I had never seen Andrew Garfield in anything. Now, having seen his work in Never Let Me Go and The Social Network, I’m on the bandwagon. The guy is just plain great.
Cara Buono started her run as ‘Dr. Faye Miller’ on Mad Men originally thinking she would work for 2 weeks.
It looks like Jeremy Renner is quickly becoming the ‘It’ Guy. After making noise with his great work in The Hurt Locker, everyone is itching to work with him.
In the ‘Who Knew’ department: Josh Brolin tells USA Today that it came down to him and Johnny Depp for the part of Officer Tom Hanson on 21 Jump Street
Christopher Stanley has made a career of playing cops and now he’s bringing his authoritative demeanor to Mad Men.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is the star and director of the upcoming film, Jack Goes Boating, and after this experience, he says that he won’t be doing double-duty again.
Stanley Tucci on one of the reason’s he’s an actor