Daniels got his start on the stage and he has been appearing on Broadway stages since the late 1970s.
“The whole lesson of my career has been that what’s really important is the work you do.” – Ben Affleck
“You find a way to do the work you want to do, whether it’s on the big screen, the small screen, the stage, you just find a way.” – Sally Field
Smith reveals why she’s much more comfortable on a stage than on a film or television set
“All the hard work is being done before and after us. We stand in a booth, and we talk” – Jason Bateman on Voice Acting in ‘Zootopia’
“There were many times that I would go into auditions and a casting director would say, ‘It’s really great. Really love what you’re doing, but we’d love you to come back with a jean miniskirt and high heels.” – Brie Larson
The pair spoke about the complexity of the character-driven film and the challenge of ensuring the audience would stay engaged with a film that almost entirely takes place within one room.
“I was this kid that came from television and TV commercials, and I had no idea how to conduct myself on a set.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
Kate Winslet Was Once Told By a Drama Teacher That She Might Have to “Settle for the Fat Girl Parts”
The award-winning actress decided to speak up for “all those young women who doubt themselves”
“I wanted that challenge of playing a character who really felt like a character” – Kate Winslet on Triple 9
“When I auditioned, her name was Kathy, because they do these codenames. I didn’t know anything about the film at all” – Brianna Hildebrand on ‘Deadpool’
One actor that knows the ups and downs of the audition process is Jeff Daniels.
“He knew that I could, in his words, ‘act the … out of it’ and I’m not afraid to take a risk in terms of acting” Jennifer Jason Leigh on Quentin Tarantino
Jennifer Jason Leigh on Her Career Before ‘The Hateful Eight’: “I am well over 40. I feel like the door was closed”
“A lot of times, this town, or this business, really only looks at your last three projects.” – Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Lawrence on Lack of Support Before Stardom: “I grew up in Kentucky, so nobody was like, ‘You’re gonna be a movie star”
“Developing a character is the only thing in the world I feel 100 percent confident in, that I understand.” – Jennifer Lawrence
“You know, we did work hard and this one had become a long process. There was a read-through, a long rehearsal period, and then you do the thing” – Kurt Russell on The Hateful Eight
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Jennifer Jason Leigh went from teen movie royalty to critically acclaimed actress in movies like…
“I saw that I was being stereotyped. I saw that a lot of us were being stereotyped. I didn’t want to be part of that” – Regina King
“”I rang up my agent and I said, ‘Just get me a self- tape. Please let me send something so that they can see me.'” – Tom Holland