Gillian Anderson talks about getting into character and what she learned from Donald Sutherland about preventing first day jitters on a set.
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Elle Fanning speaks about Hulu’s The Great miniseries’ use of colorblind casting and goes into detail about how she gets into character.
Jake Gyllenhaal points to his performance in his Broadway run in Sunday in the Park With George as a significant help to changing his attitude toward acting.
Marc Kudisch talks about his role on Amazon’s The Tick, auditioning for a Marvel movie, his career and being prepared for auditions.
Lena Headey on how she gets into character for Cersei — and she points to her wig as a critical gateway into the role.
Steve Coogan chats about not only about the makeup but also the other aspects that went into getting into character for Stan & Ollie.
Jeremy Jordan on Broadway’s ‘American Son’: “The second I read it I knew I wanted to be a part of it”
Jeremy Jordan goes into detail about getting into character, his return to Broadway and how his portrayal changed since rehearsals.
Benedict Cumberbatch speaks about the glee of playing a villain and the fun of unleashing his imagination in the world of Dr. Seuss.
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.
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.
“You’re a film actor, you’re a TV actor. To me, you’re an actor. Just act.” – Stanley Tucci
Charlie Hunnam on How Shooting ‘The Lost City of Z’ on Location Made it Easier to Get into Character
Hunnam also talks about working with Robert Pattinson and how his dreams of becoming a filmmaker shifted into his acting career.
One way Mahershala Ali – especially while working on multiple projects at once -is that he makes music playlists for each individual character
“You’re playing someone that everybody in the world has seen before. It’s a little different than playing a fictitious character.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“When I started taking acting classes, it was the first time teachers were like, ‘You’re good and you should keep doing this.'” – Jonah Hill
Forest Whitaker on Making His Broadway Debut in ‘Hughie’: “His rhythms are starting to invade inside of me”
“I want to get better as an actor, to keep trying to work harder, trying to discover something different” – Forest Whitaker
Sutton Foster, who is currently on tour doing a one-woman show, was at Northwestern University recently for a talk with its theater students where she answered questions on all things musical theater.