“You know, it’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars; it’s like your in-laws — it just makes things easier” – Bryan Cranston
Margot Robbie: “I do timelines and backstories, I work with a dialect coach, a movement coach and an acting coach”
“I need to be with other actors, then my focus is on what they’re doing and all I need to do is react to it. I’m too in my head if I’m on my own.” – Margot Robbie
“If I don’t go to work, I feel very lost and scared and confused.” – Lucas Hedges on Acting
Gary Oldman on Playing Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’: “You have a responsibility to the family to the people, to the icon, and to the image”
Oldman talks about how he got into character as the former Prime Minister.
“Sometimes the work can be so hard that you have to remind yourself why you took the job in the first place” – Michael Stuhlbarg
“My agent called and said, ‘You need to go on this thing. It’s worth it. You should start preparing immediately” – Alicia Silverstone
“I’m interested in different challenges, and challenging myself and just trying to get better.” – Denzel Washington
Chadwick Boseman on Playing Black Panther: “I love him because the fantasy of playing a ruler – you never get to do that”
Boseman talks about portraying T’Challa’s unique background on screen.
“All performing is about control and discipline versus abandon and just letting go.” – Willem Dafoe
Mandy Patinkin: “I love doing research for any part that I do. That’s one of the most fun parts of being an actor to me”
Patinkin why he specifically sought a comedic project, the dedication he brings to his performances, and when his parents were finally convinced he could make a living as an actor.
Foster revealed how she landed the role as FBI agent Clarice Starling and why she only worked with her co-star briefly on set.
Sam Rockwell on Playing His ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Character: “It’s all in the details”
Rockwell talks about getting into character for his role as an incompetent, small-town cop.
“I view myself as a facilitator more than anything. That’s always been my thinking as an actor. I’m there to facilitate the story and I’m there to facilitate getting the crew home to see their family.” – Elizabeth Marvel
“I’m kind of a workhorse. It takes a toll” – Sam Rockwell
Oldman spoke about playing Churchill and avoiding doing impressions as an actor.
“As an actor, you should feel like you’re wrestling the material, like it’s using up your energy and your resources.” – Domnhall Gleeson
John Carroll Lynch: “I seem to be asked to play complicated people. I bring a certain level of menace”
“If you want to figure out where you fit in the acting ecosystem, you look at where you would have fit into the generation that came before you.” – John Carroll Lynch
“There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid.” – Idris Elba
McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.
Dafoe spoke about why he seeks out unique projects… and why that doesn’t include television work