Category: TV

Mustafa Shakir on the Challenges of Playing ‘Luke Cage’ Villain, Bushmaster

"It was about the fourth day and the first scene when something just clicked, and I remember feeling it internally." - Mustafa Shakir

Henry Winkler on His Early Years and Playing an Acting Teacher on ‘Barry’

"Acting is relaxation, concentration, and listening." - Henry Winkler

Giancarlo Esposito on How He Creates a Character

"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

Clifton Collins, Jr.: “My joy comes from creating characters I haven’t been able to do before”

"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.

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

Bill Hader on Becoming an Actor: “I was afraid of failing”

"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

Watch: Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heaughan’s ‘Outlander’ Screen Test

This was Balfe's final screen test, while co-star Sam Heaughan had already been cast as Jamie.

Logan Shroyer on His Audition for ‘This Is Us’

"To come onto a show as a young actor, I just wanna get better." - Logan Shroyer

Ellen Pompeo: “Acting, to me, is boring”

"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

Jeff Daniels on ‘Godless’, Not Doing Research and Mixing Things Up in His Career

"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'

Jason Bateman Thinks He’s the “Worst” When Directing Other Actors

"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

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba on Casting Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard

"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

Lee Pace Hosted ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Table Readings at His Home: “It finds its way into the work”

"I come from theater, and that’s my favorite part of doing a play, just rehearsing it." - Lee Pace

D’Arcy Carden on the Complicated Audition Process for ‘The Good Place’

"I’d never done an audition like this before. For one, we didn’t get a script. And two, the sides were fake. " - D'Arcy Carden

Eric Stonestreet: “A tried and true process of who gets jobs is based on personal taste”

"In TV, I never wanted my size to be the butt of the joke, or my bigness." - Eric Stonestreet

Sonny Valicenti of ‘Mindhunter’ on His Audition and Potentially Playing a Serial Killer

"The character that I play, and the behavior that he exhibits, was kind of all that I was told." - Sonny Valicenti on His Audition