“If it weren’t for those experiences that I had from football, before acting, I don’t know if I’d be able to relate, in the same way.” – John David Washington
“This was the closest that I’ve ever felt to being depressed and going home a little sad” – Topher Grace on Playing David Duke
McCarthy reveals that acting opposite talented puppeteers was a lot easier than she expected.
Ben Wishaw on playing a real person, meeting the man he is portraying, and what it was like playing Hamlet at such a young age.
“It’s very intimate. There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” – Saoirse Ronan on Film 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.
“I always feel the pressure to perform, and to utilize my imagination, and whatever skill that I have.” – Josh Brolin
Enrenreich speaks about what Ford told him about playing Han Solo and what he took from watching Ford’s performance in the original films.
“I had gotten the breakdown, and I said, “Okay, let’s go over this a million times.” – Ross Marquand
“If you keep trying to find what’s unique in the moment, then the danger is that you miss that very thing.” – Joaquin Phoenix
Allison Janney on Her Oscar-Winning ‘I, Tonya’ Role: “It was my challenge to bring her to life without judging her”
“I like to play these roles where people… are inspired to want to act. I want to change their lives.” – Allison Janney
“Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing.” – Richard Jenkins
“By the time you finish writing an episode you know so thoroughly what you’re going for that you don’t have to do as much work as an actor” – Charlie Day
“There’s not one approach. It depends on the scene” – Joaquin Phoenix
David Oyelowo: “You sort of need to pummel and plow away for longer, as a black actor, to get a degree of fame”
“I have concerns, I have hopes, you know, and that’s what you want to see in a character.” – David Oyelowo
“Acting is a tremendously insecurity-making profession. I always feel insecure and I always feel confident. They’re slammed up against each other and it’s a constant balancing act.” – Holly Hunter
Sam Rockwell on Acting, Choosing Roles and One of His First Auditions, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
“I think the thing about acting is, on any given day, we are certain aspects of ourselves” – Sam Rockwell
“At a certain point I was able to come to grips with the idea to just ‘be.'” – Timothée Chalamet
‘Phantom Thread’ Star Lesley Manville: “It’s so easy to make someone bad look good on film. In theatre, there’s no hiding place”
“Filming is different. You’re getting a moment right. You can go in and create something very good, very quickly. That’s a different challenge to having five, six weeks to rehearse a play.” – Lesley Manville