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Dec 22, 2016

Riz Ahmed’s Determination to Land His ‘Rogue’ Role

Riz Ahmed plays the volatile Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook in the huge box-office hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In this BBC Radio clip, he admits to being relieved when he found out he landed a part in the… Read More

Dec 10, 2016

Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant on the Entertainment Industry

Is entertaining large audiences or winning awards in little-known films more important for an actor? “Do you think acting is a kind of goal in itself, and almost a quasi-religious experience, and it’s like therapy and you’re trying to please… Read More

Dec 5, 2016

The Healing Power of Acting

Sometimes the process of acting goes beyond being more than an exploration, passion, or career goal. And it, in fact, has the power to transform its participants’ lives in a healing manner. Take Michael Shannon, for example. Shannon is known… Read More

Dec 3, 2016

Jennifer Aniston Stands Up to Years of Tabloid Abuse

It’s hard to stand in a market line and stop yourself from reading startling headlines like “FBI Captures Bat Child!” and “Dolphin Grows Human Arms!” And then in the midst of it all are the hysterical titles about the tabloid-favorite… Read More

Nov 28, 2016

‘America’s Mom’ Florence Henderson Passes On

Florence Henderson, famous for playing Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, died of heart failure on Thanksgiving night at the age of 82. In the 1970’s sitcom, Florence as Mrs. Brady would warmly give wise and sensible advice to her TV… Read More

Nov 18, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch on Character Development

“Yes, I do build up a backstory in my head even if it’s just for me.” –-Benedict Cumberbatch Marvel’s Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s resume includes a long, impressive list of awards and nominations for his film, television and theater… Read More

Nov 7, 2016

Mila Kunis Pens Gender-Bias Essay

Mila Kunis describes herself as “livid” in a recently penned essay calling out Hollywood on issues of gender bias. The essay was published on her husband, Ashton Kutcher’s website aplus.com. The Black Swan star describes her experience with an unnamed… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Mark Duplass Shares How He Made Films with Limited Resources

“If you really want to be in the business of being an actor, the days of thinking only as an actor are probably over. The most frustrated actors I know are the ones that are waiting for someone to give… Read More

Oct 31, 2016

Successful People Avoid Doing These Things

What contributes to one’s success is a complex matter. Skill level, attitude, social deftness, one’s ability to listen and to take initiative represent just a few of the innumerable qualities that can contribute to favorable outcomes in one’s career. But… Read More

Oct 28, 2016

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor

Being an exceptional actor takes a whole lot of skill level, dedication, experience, and sacrifice. Add to that, the mysterious “it” quality that great actors always seem to possess. But what do actors, from their unique perspective, say is important… Read More

Oct 23, 2016

Battling Cancer, Shannen Doherty Inspires Others to Have Courage

Shannen Doherty, of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2015, and has been battling the disease with chemo, radiation, and alternative therapies to this very day. Shannen has been documenting her battle through a… Read More

Oct 17, 2016

Fox’s New Take on ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Just in time for Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back, but this time with a twist. After 40 years, the campy cult-classic musical comedy horror film has a new televised version. Fox-TV will premiere Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do… Read More

Oct 3, 2016

Sarah Paulson Is Glad She Didn’t Succeed When She Was Young

Sarah Paulson’s celebrated portrayal of Prosecutor Marcia Clark in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson just earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. The 41-year-old star is also known for her assorted creepy… Read More

Sep 29, 2016

CA Passes Law to Fight Actor Ageism

Did you ever lose a role because the producers and director of a given project “skewed younger?” Did you ever win a part because you pulled off a younger demographic? Perhaps you played a high school student when you were… Read More

Sep 25, 2016

Chris Pratt Paid Thousands for a Movie Role in 2003

When you think of Chris Pratt, you might think: movie star, action hero, making millions per film. He’s the explosive-loving gambler in The Magnificent Seven, a velociraptor trainer in Jurassic World, a Navy SEAL in Zero Dark Thirty, the superhero Star-Lord in… Read More