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Actors Remember the Legendary Acting Teacher Roy London
Nov 23, 2022

Actors Remember the Legendary Acting Teacher Roy London

During their acceptance speeches, various actors have thanked acting coach Roy London for his contribution to their success, including Geena Davis when winning an Oscar and Sharon Stone when winning a Golden Globe. Garry Shandling made sure the final credit… Read More

15 Famous Actors on Rejection
Nov 9, 2022

15 Famous Actors on Rejection

When “Jurassic World Dominion” actress Bryce Dallas Howard was thinking about pursuing an acting career, her grandmother told her that a working actor has to go on 64 auditions before landing one role, on average. This information gave Bryce clarity… Read More

Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy
Oct 26, 2022

Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy

Funnyman Ricky Gervais is known for his dry wit, dark humor, and politically incorrect jokes. Whether he’s acting in a movie, creating and starring in a television series, voicing animated characters, or hosting awards shows, he finds a way to… Read More

Mark Rylance’s Acting Metaphors
Oct 19, 2022

Mark Rylance’s Acting Metaphors

Mark Rylance has given consistently powerful performances on both stage and screen for decades. In turn, the “Bridge of Spies” actor has been awarded with an Oscar, three Tonys, and two Laurence Olivier Awards. When speaking about the craft of… Read More

Naomi Ackie on Portraying Whitney Houston
Oct 12, 2022

Naomi Ackie on Portraying Whitney Houston

The much-anticipated Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is set to be released in theaters this December with rising star Naomi Ackie as the lead. The British actress is known for playing the warrior Jannah in “Star Wars:… Read More

Advice Actors Would Give to Their Younger Selves
Oct 5, 2022

Advice Actors Would Give to Their Younger Selves

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” — Roy T. Bennett While pursuing their creative aspirations in the entertainment industry, performers must face endless challenges head-on. Along every step… Read More

‘Abbott Elementary’ Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph on Winning an Emmy
Sep 28, 2022

‘Abbott Elementary’ Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph on Winning an Emmy

Sheryl Lee Ralph won best supporting actress in a comedy series at the 74th Emmy Awards for portraying teacher Mrs. Barbara Howard in the ABC mockumentary “Abbott Elementary.” The sitcom centers its storyline on an underfunded school in Philedelphia and… Read More

Memorable Actor-on-Actor Advice
Sep 21, 2022

Memorable Actor-on-Actor Advice

Jack Nicholson once said, “I hate giving advice, because people won’t take it.” Well, here are some actors that certainly did appreciate the advice of their acting colleagues. In fact, they never forgot their words of wisdom. Here are a… Read More

5 Actors Who Overcame Adversity in Their Personal Lives
Aug 31, 2022

5 Actors Who Overcame Adversity in Their Personal Lives

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” — Jack London Some actors found a way to overcome considerable adversity in their personal lives before finding a fuller sense of purpose and… Read More

10 Celebrated Actors Share Acting Advice
Aug 24, 2022

10 Celebrated Actors Share Acting Advice

As an actor, it can be challenging to figure out exactly where to best place your efforts. How can you fit into a certain type, yet stand out from the crowd? What are the most efficient ways to refine your… Read More

Natalie Portman’s Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors
Aug 17, 2022

Natalie Portman’s Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is among the group of actors who never attended a traditional drama school. Rather, she learned the craft through over two decades’ worth of hands-on experience, and she’s passed along several of the lessons and techniques… Read More

Actors on Self-Care
Aug 3, 2022

Actors on Self-Care

Between caring for family members and pets, tending to work duties and chores, plus battling traffic, it can be a real challenge to find a moment of peace for yourself. When something’s gotta give, people often prioritize themselves last. Self-care… Read More

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning
Jul 27, 2022

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning

“You spend years and years begging for an audition, and you cannot be seen or heard.” —Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain’s impressive career seemed to blossom overnight—a relative Hollywood newcomer being cast alongside established actors like Helen Mirren and Brad Pitt…. Read More

Kate Winslet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Photo credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock
Jul 27, 2022

Kate Winslet’s Acting Advice

Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet boasts an eclectic resume, often portraying headstrong, complicated characters. She landed her first professional acting job at the age of 11 dancing in a cereal commercial. Now at the age of 46, the… Read More

Comedy Actor Roundtable: How Well Can You Gauge the Audience?
Jul 20, 2022

Comedy Actor Roundtable: How Well Can You Gauge the Audience?

How well can you gauge if the audience is likely to laugh at your comedic performance? And how important is it that your work will be a hit? In a television comedy actor roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, funnymen Michael… Read More