David Harbour points to the screenplay as presenting a three-dimensional person and that the script is where he starts building his character.
Actor Nicolas Cage admits that he doesn’t miss big studio films, comparing it to the creative freedom he enjoys in independent film.
Actor Aubrey Plaza admits that her skills in improv did not always translate to her being good at auditioning.
Actor Jimmy Smits revealed that he wanted to become an actor from an early age after becoming exposed to performing in school.
Cillian Murphy on Playing Silence in ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ and Why He Has a “Love-Hate Relationship” With Backstory
Actor Cillian Murphy points to his experience in theater as training that prepared him for his mostly-silent role in the film.
Ewan McGregor admits that even though he has been acting since the 1990s, he still doubts his abilities before he starts on any project.
Alfred Molina first worked with Carey Mulligan when he played her father in Mulligan’s breakthrough film role, 2009’s An Education.
Dave Bautista describes why he’s been able to maintain an acting career that is more interesting than the standard “action hero” path.
Gary Oldman on Creating ‘Mank’ and Finding the Right Voice: “The process is still a bit of a mystery”
For Gary Oldman, one of the major steps in figuring out how to portray Mankiewicz was finding the right voice.
Amanda Seyfried spoke about getting into character as Marion Davies and how their careers are similar.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen spoke about how he gets into character, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and shares some acting advice.
Actor Jesse Plemons spoke about his more recent roles and the unique circumstances surrounding both of them in those movies.
Amanda Seyfried spoke about the career and explains that she has faced many challenges on her way to that Oscar nomination.
Riz Ahmed nearly quit acting before being cast in his breakthrough role in the 2014 film Nightcrawler because he was not making enough money.
Jodie Foster went into detail about rehearsals with Robert De Niro on Taxi Driver and why it ended up being important to their characters.
George Clooney points out that as an actor nearing sixty, he is now gearing toward a different caliber of roles.
Hugh Grant talks about character actor work that he had done early in his career and why comedy is more challenging for an actor than drama.
Carey Mulligan explains how she feels about playing such an ambitious, and in some instances dark, character in Promising Young Woman.
Tom Hanks on why he feels his roles do not necessarily inform each other and how backstory can get in the way of a film’s narrative.
Kate Winslet details what went into her portrayal of Mary Anning in ‘Ammonite’ and reveals what scared her about the role.