Casting Frontier Blog

Nov 20, 2017

Morgan Freeman on Working While Aspiring to Be an Actor

“I was always ambitious. I always wanted to be more than I was…. I always wanted to be a movie actor.” –Morgan Freeman Beloved actor, producer, and narrator Morgan Freeman is celebrated for his prominent career along with his distinctive,… Read More

Nov 17, 2017

Helen Mirren Teaches Acting in Masterclass

In early 2018, British actress Helen Mirren will be teaching the craft of acting in an online Masterclass. Mirren is one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. That is, she earned an Academy Award for Best… Read More

Sabotage
Nov 16, 2017

Reasons Actors Sabotage Their Careers (and How to Avoid it)

Whether you are auditioning for a role or you have booked the job, there are many ways to get in your own way, but the bottom line is, when you strip out all the layers of self-sabotage, at the core… Read More

Nov 15, 2017

The Three Pillars of Comedy (Part 3 of 3)

THE UNPREDICTABLE Storyline – The element of surprise is at the heart of any successful sitcom. In terms of storyline, the unpredictable is what keeps us laughing out loud and tuning in week after week. We know the character will… Read More

Nov 13, 2017

Matthew McConaughey on Balancing Preparation and Spontaneity

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is celebrated for his performances in many films including Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Interstellar. The Texas star is now 48 years old and has clearly harnessed his talent, skillset, and… Read More

Nov 11, 2017

Frances McDormand Embraces Her Face

Frances McDormand is receiving critical acclaim for her “unforgettable” and “fascinating” performance in the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which is currently out in theaters. In it, she plays Mildred Hayes, an outraged grieving mother seeking justice after… Read More

Nov 7, 2017

Tom Holland’s ‘Spider-Man’ Audition Tapes

English actor Tom Holland starred as a 15-year-old Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man who’s motivated to become an Avenger in Spider-Man: Homecoming. In this video, portions of Holland’s audition tapes give us a glimpse of the hard work and persistence that… Read More

Nov 4, 2017

Kathy Bates’ Role as an Activist

Actress and director Kathy Bates is celebrated for her Oscar-winning performance as the obsessed fan Annie Wilkes in Misery as well as her roles in the hits Titanic and American Horror Story. And Bates currently stars as the owner of… Read More

Oct 30, 2017

YouTube Star Alisha Marie Takes on Acting

Alisha Marie McDonal, best known as YouTube star Alisha Marie, has gained worldwide fame with over 6.4 million subscribers on her macbby11 channel and 2.3 million on her vlog channel vlogbby11. But now, besides being a wildly popular YouTuber, Alisha… Read More

Oct 28, 2017

Millicent Simmonds, Deaf Breakout Star of ‘Wonderstruck’

Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds’ life took an unexpected turn at about the age of twelve when she sent in an audition tape for an open casting call to director Todd Haynes and ended up landing the part! Over 200 other… Read More

Oct 23, 2017

Lessons Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Learned Along the Way

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s impressive career includes acting, producing, and being an award-winning, professional wrestler. Before that, he won a national championship with the University of Miami Hurricanes football team. He’s respected and adored by his many fans for both… Read More

Oct 22, 2017

Actors on Regrets

Feelings of regret are our brain’s way of telling us to look more closely at our choices because our actions or words may be leading us down an undesired path. Regret can be a useful tool to help us avoid… Read More

Oct 17, 2017

The Three Pillars of Comedy (part 2 of 3)

This is part two in the three part series of The Three Pillars of Comedy (part one here) DESPERATION Storyline – Desperation is what drives the character’s Want in an A storyline and B storyline. The storyline will revolve around… Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Tyler Perry Seeks to Motivate with New Book ‘Higher Is Waiting’

Tyler Perry’s life story is truly remarkable, and now he hopes to inspire others with it in his new book Higher Is Waiting. Perry has authored 19 feature films, 20 stage plays, nine TV shows, and a book that reached… Read More

Casting Frontier
Oct 16, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh On A Creative Life

How many hours a week are you acting? I’m not talking about auditioning or workshops (they don’t count). I’m talking about that rarefied and sacred space where you work on your art. The place where outcome doesn’t matter, where there’s… Read More

Oct 14, 2017

Bill Skarsgard on the Intense Role of Pennywise in ‘It’

You may not recognize the chiseled face of Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard, but if you saw it caked with cracking demonic clown makeup, it’d almost certainly ring a bell. Skarsgard is most known for his portrayal as Pennywise the Dancing… Read More