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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

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Advice to Actors
Jul 13, 2022

Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald’s Advice to Actors

Broadway legend Audra McDonald and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. are inspirational performers who dedicated themselves to the craft for many years before catapulting onto the theater scene. The Tony Award-winning talents shared insights and advice for actors in Interview… Read More

Will Ferrell’s Fear of 'What if I never tried at all?'
Jul 5, 2022

Will Ferrell’s Fear of ‘What if I Never Tried at All?’

Many people are afraid to fail, but funnyman Will Ferrell’s biggest fear has always been, “what if I never tried at all?” A few years back, the Anchorman actor spoke about this worry while giving a commencement speech at his… Read More

Acting Career Insights from Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis
Jul 5, 2022

Acting Career Insights from Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis

Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in a room where Viola Davis and Samuel L. Jackson are having a great time chatting about acting? Well, you can listen in on their conversation in a Variety “Actors… Read More

Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan on the Benefits of Nerves
Jun 29, 2022

Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan on the Benefits of Nerves

Some actors make acting look easy. The popular star Jennifer Aniston boasts a prolific career with hits like “Friends” and “The Morning Show,” as well as her work in films like “The Good Girl,” “Office Space,” and “Cake.” Sebastian Stan… Read More

Tyler Perry's Inspirational Commencement Speech
Jun 14, 2022

Tyler Perry’s Inspirational Commencement Speech

Tyler Perry shared several personal stories about pivotal people that helped shape his life and career. During a commencement speech at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and billionaire said, “Most dreams do not appear in… Read More

9 Famous Actors on the Role Their Fathers Played in Their Careers
Jun 14, 2022

9 Famous Actors on the Role Their Fathers Played in Their Careers

In the spirit of Father’s Day, here are some celebrated actors who’ve shared stories, and some of the valuable lessons they’ve learned from their dads. Richard Jenkins He may have kept you laughing as Dr. Robert Doback in “Step Brothers,”… Read More

Juggling Self and Character
Jun 6, 2022

Juggling Self and Character

“Act the part and you will become the part.” –the late 19th-century philosopher and psychologist William James  Acting is a rather mysterious form of art. When actors try to define the craft of acting, they’re sure to give creative and… Read More

Apr 29, 2022

What Actor Inspired You to Become a Performer?

Can you remember the first time you were inspired to pursue a career in acting? Were you watching TV, a feature film in a velvet dark theater, or maybe it was a play? There is that exquisite moment in any… Read More

Apr 14, 2022

6 Actors’ Motivational Quotes

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” —Denzel Washington While working toward a goal, it can be helpful to hear inspirational advice from others who’ve gone before us. Words of wisdom from the… Read More

Mar 17, 2022

3 Actors on Playing Themselves in Film

What if you were asked to play yourself on the silver screen or stage? Would that sound like a blast right from the start or would you be a bit skeptical, needing to investigate the project with caution? Here are… Read More