Casting Frontier Blog

Chrissy Metz
Sep 19, 2021

3 Inspirational Actors Who Refused to Give Up on Their Acting Dreams

Challenges, obstacles, rejection, repeat—this pattern is familiar to actors across the globe. No wonder many performers have moments in which they question their commitment to the field. But as the saying goes: You only lose when you stop trying. Just… Read More

Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" Cast, Casting director Theo Park
Sep 19, 2021

Casting Director Theo Park’s Advice to Actors

Casting director Theo Park loves being an integral part of a creative team right from the start of any given production. Her impressive casting credits include Apple TV+’s global hit Ted Lasso, the upcoming epic drama, The Lord of the… Read More

5 Reasons to Become an Actor
Sep 12, 2021

5 Reasons to Become an Actor

All of the performers we fall in love with on stage or screen have a way of making acting look effortless, compelling, even breathtaking. And the magazine covers, red carpets, and awards associated with celebrities are certainly glamorous. But becoming… Read More

3 Hollywood Actors Who Started in Theater
Sep 12, 2021

3 Hollywood Legends Who Started in Theater

There are no hard and fast rules about the ways actors must initiate a career in acting. Some thespians who achieve great acclaim start in commercials, others in improv, some come from a modeling or dancing background—the list goes on… Read More

Actors on Stage Fright
Sep 5, 2021

Actors on Stage Fright

Stage fright can strike a passionate aspiring actor or an acting veteran with many accolades. But, alas, performance jitters need not stop an actor from engaging at a high level. Here are three celebrated actors who overcame stage fright:  … Read More

8 Surprising Facts About Famous Actors
Sep 5, 2021

8 Surprising Facts About Famous Actors

Actors are celebrated for their creativity and open-mindedness—characteristics that can inform both their performances and decisions in their private lives. With that in mind, here are some quirky facts about Hollywood stars that just might surprise you.   Michelle Pfeiffer… Read More

Commercial auditions
Aug 29, 2021

Commercial Audition Tips: What Casting Directors Want You To Know

Flash cut to 2021. You can find casting directors dancing with their kids on TikTok, posting pictures of their dog on Instagram, or doling out valuable audition advice on Twitter. Casting directors are telling you exactly how to book more… Read More

Exercises to Create a Compelling Character
Aug 29, 2021

Exercises to Create a Compelling Character

The process of character development serves to make a character more well-rounded, relatable, and compelling. It helps an actor to better understand, appreciate, and connect with the character—and audiences are much more likely to feel engaged when they can relate… Read More

How to Get Into Character
Aug 22, 2021

7 Tricks To Help You Get Into Character

Sometimes simple tricks can be very effective tools when it comes to character development. In this video, casting director Erica Arvold and acting coach Richard Warner share exercises to help actors connect physically, sensorially, and emotionally with their characters. Giving… Read More

Acting techniques
Aug 22, 2021

3 Famous Acting Techniques

When it comes to learning the craft of acting, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Indeed, what works for one performer may not be helpful for another. Here are three famous acting techniques thespians can use to connect with their characters more… Read More

Casting Directors Discuss How They Select Actors to Play Real-Life Individuals
Aug 15, 2021

Casting Directors Discuss How They Select Actors to Play Real-Life Individuals

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln… These celebrated actors are just a few of the… Read More

Jennifer Hudson ‘Respect’
Aug 15, 2021

Jennifer Hudson on Portraying Aretha Franklin in ‘Respect’

Imagine being handpicked by the late Aretha Franklin to portray her, the legendary “Queen of Soul,” on the silver screen. American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson indeed received this honor years ago before Aretha’s death in 2018. Knowing she’d been selected… Read More

Four Elements Every Actor Should Know
Aug 7, 2021

Acting Coach Bernard Hiller on Four Elements Every Actor Should Know

World-renowned Hollywood acting teacher Bernard Hiller has taught his masterclasses and private acting lessons in various countries across the globe over the past 35 years. He’s the author of Stop Acting, Start Living: A revolutionary guide to achieving success in… Read More

Television Directors Roundtable
Aug 7, 2021

Television Directors Roundtable: Zach Braff, Elisabeth Moss, Lena Dunham

A recent Hollywood Reporter television directors roundtable took an interesting turn when three of the featured directors, who are also actors, were asked what actors hate to hear from directors. Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Zach Braff (Ted Lasso), and… Read More

Vanessa Kirby Birth Scene in ‘Pieces of a Woman’
Aug 1, 2021

Vanessa Kirby on the Giving-Birth Scene in ‘Pieces of a Woman’

Pieces of a Woman centers on a powerful and intimate 26-minute birth scene filmed in one continuous take. Indeed, the whole film depends on getting that birthing scene just so. Vanessa Kirby portrays the young woman Martha who goes into… Read More

Robert Duvall on Acting
Aug 1, 2021

Robert Duvall on Acting

The prolific career of Robert Duvall spans seven decades in theater, film, and television punctuated with seven Oscar nods and one win. But while growing up and struggling in school, little did Duvall know that he’d become such an accomplished… Read More