“I seek out jobs that scare me. Usually the more scared I am, the more fruitful the experience” – Chris Messina
Actress Ann Dowd speaks on how she became an actress and why she isn’t so quick to judge Aunt Lydia’s ways.
David Costabile talks about the challenges of returning to play Gale and how sometimes characters are just “clear” to an actor.
‘Black Lightning’ Star Cress Williams: “My first job as an actor… is to always be truthful and real”
Williams spoke about what the “hook” was that made him want to play Black Lightning.
“[Being let go] was painful when it happened, but, in retrospect, I think it would have been hard for me to walk away from that job.” – Sarah Drew
“This was the only part that from the moment I heard that they were auditioning I knew it was mine.” – Amanda Brugel
Theo Rossi: “The truth is that some of the greatest don’t work, and some of the worst are making tons of money”
“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