“This was the only part that from the moment I heard that they were auditioning I knew it was mine.” – Amanda Brugel
“The truth is that some of the greatest don’t work, and some of the worst are making tons of money” – Theo Rossi
“It’s not that I’m pigeonholed as one character, but all the darker stuff gets more thrown at you. In a way, I have to prove that I’m not this crazy guy” – Evan Peters
“It was about the fourth day and the first scene when something just clicked, and I remember feeling it internally.” – Mustafa Shakir
“Acting is relaxation, concentration, and listening.” – Henry Winkler
“I get a [blank] book for every character that I do, and start to write out what some of his traits might be” – Giancarlo Esposito on Creating a Character
“If you’re a nice actor, you die nice,” says Pompeo.
“My goal isn’t to not play Latinos or to only play white characters; my goal is to play complicated, interesting characters that can inspire thought and emotion” – Clifton Collins, Jr.
Bill Hader on ‘Barry’: “When you push the comedy it starts to feel like you’re reaching for something that might not be there”
Hader speaks on how he developed Barry’s newbie acting technique
Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler on Diversity: “People are just tired of not seeing themselves reflected on television”
“You have to be more broad in your thinking, which is creating more opportunities for everybody.” – Casting Director Leah Daniels Butler
“When I went to the Sundance screening of The Skeleton Twins it was the first time I said, ‘Wow, I’m an actor.'” – Bill Hader
This was Balfe’s final screen test, while co-star Sam Heaughan had already been cast as Jamie.
“To come onto a show as a young actor, I just wanna get better.” – Logan Shroyer
“Anybody can be good on a show season one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that’s a f*ckin’ skill.” – Ellen Pompeo
Jon Bernthal on His Approach to Acting and How Investing Himself into a Role Makes for Better Performances
“One of the drawbacks of playing the Punisher would be the high exposure. There’s a real downside to that as an actor” – Jon Bernthal
“Frank doesn’t know he’s in a Western, so I just tried to figure out what Frank was thinking and when he was thinking it” – Jeff Daniels on ‘Godless’
“I’m assuming they’re doing the best job they can. I’m assuming that they’re playing the part the way they want to play it.” – Jason Bateman
“I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—’cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba
Rachel Bloom: “The way that I learned comedy was not rigid, but this very specific technique taught by the Upright Citizens Brigade”
“I went from being a person who was doing moderately successful videos online and working as a moderately successful TV writer and aspiring to do this to having a Golden Globe.” – Rachel Bloom
“I come from theater, and that’s my favorite part of doing a play, just rehearsing it.” – Lee Pace