David Harbour points to the screenplay as presenting a three-dimensional person and that the script is where he starts building his character.
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Al Pacino reveals how he approaches a role, particularly in a dialogue-heavy role, and how much influence a director has on his performances.
Alfred Molina first worked with Carey Mulligan when he played her father in Mulligan’s breakthrough film role, 2009’s An Education.
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.
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.
Hugh Grant admits he couldn’t do much research into playing a scoundrel outside of reading the script.
Interview: Gary Dourdan on ‘Redemption Day’ and What He Does to Get “Centered” in Auditions and On Set
Gary Dourdan also chats about filming on location in Morocco, creating a character and audition advice
To portray such a manipulative character, Billy Crudup has plotted his character’s actions to a minute level of detail.
Anthony Mackie Credits His Juilliard Training for Helping Him Maneuver Crash Landings as Marvel’s Falcon
Anthony Mackie reveals that he studied the flying habits of birds to determine how The Falcon would land after flying.
Kerry Washington talks about the role that posture played in her portrayal of Olivia Pope and Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO movie Confirmation.
Actor Sterling K. Brown shared something he learned while in graduate school about acting that has helped him on the hit NBC show, ‘This Is Us’.
Willem Dafoe spoke about portraying real-life figures in many of his films and how Wes Anderson could probably convince him to play just about any role.
Josh Radnor spoke about how costuming can aid an actor into portraying a particular character, particularly in a show that is a period piece like Hunters.
Jesse Plemons reveals that he discovered the character as he grew into the role because he wasn’t given much to start with from creator Vince Gilligan.
Michael Emerson chats about his career, detailing how he portrays his characters and shares the best advice he has for actors.
Ben Affleck, who has played a variety of roles in his career, spoke about how he prepares to play his different characters.
Lupita Nyong’o explains that she approached the two characters she plays in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ from different physical places.
Patricia Arquette explains how she’s able to portray such despicable characters and why she believes that she’s doing the best work of her career now.
Edie Falco spoke about her career and explains why she feels so lucky when it comes to the roles she has been cast in.