“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
D’Arcy Carden reveals how technology has influenced her performance and reveals the complex audition process for the unique role.
“In TV, I never wanted my size to be the butt of the joke, or my bigness.” – Eric Stonestreet
“The character that I play, and the behavior that he exhibits, was kind of all that I was told.” – Sonny Valicenti on His Audition
“You very quickly realize there’s a certain iconography and a power to wearing one of these suits.” – Griffin Newman
“You don’t know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey” – JB Smoove
“I’ve never worked this much in my life, period, and I’ve never been in the show this much and had so much thrown at me.” – Evan Peters
“Weirdly, I don’t look at the lines ever before I go to set. You can always absorb it during rehearsal.” – Jason Isaacs
Billy Eichner on His Unsuccessful Past as a Child Actor: “I was too tall. I was too this. I was too that”
Eichner reveals that he turned to comedy because his initial forays into acting proved unsuccessful.
Mackenzie Davis on Breakthrough ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Role: “It was one of my very first jobs. I was so nervous”
“When I started this job, I remembered looking up “how actors prepare for parts” because I just didn’t know!” – Mackenzie Davis
“To be able to flesh out a character for over eight or so years has been really amazing.” – Sophie Turner on Playing Sansa Stark