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Kate Winslet, who overcame her drama teacher's advice to "settle for fat girl parts."
Jan 20, 2023

Kate Winslet Overcame Drama Teacher’s Advice to “Settle for the Fat Girl Parts”

Good thing Kate Winslet didn’t listen to her drama teacher as a teenager. The instructor told her that if she continued to be overweight, she was likely to only get roles for “cute, fat best friend role or the ugly… Read More

Angelina Jolie, who took acting classes as a teen.
Jan 28, 2016

Angelina Jolie in an Acting Class as a Teen

A teenage Angelina Jolie appears in this video giving us a glimpse of her as she was developing her craft. It features a three-part exercise alongside two other aspiring actors, one of which is Dagmar Stansova. Although the clip states… Read More

An actor logging into Reddit to participate in a former Hollywood agent's ask me anything.
Nov 22, 2015

Ask a Former Hollywood Agent for Career Advice on Reddit

If you ask actors what drew them to the field of acting, you can bet your bottom dollar they won’t answer, “Oh, it was definitely the business side of acting.” Rather, you’re most likely to hear that it was the artistic… Read More

Actors and non-actors protesting casting couch nightmares during the #metoo movement.
Nov 8, 2015

Casting Couch Nightmares

Indian corporate lawyer-turned-film and television actress Sharika Raina recently shared some of her auditioning experiences with 101 India, describing several times she’s encountered the casting couch while establishing her acting career. Actually, Raina says, “Nothing ever goes down at an… Read More

An actor struggling with anxiety and taking antidepressants.
Aug 23, 2015

Acting While on Antidepressants

There are many schools of thought and different philosophies as it concerns the question of what makes great acting? But it is universally held that great acting starts with dynamic and sensitive emotions combined with a compelling physical presence. Actors… Read More

Henry Thomas, famous for his improvisational audition that got him the role in E.T.
Jul 5, 2015

Watch Henry Thomas’ Perfectly Improvised Audition for ‘E.T.’

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released over thirty years ago; it’s an enduring story about a lonely boy who makes close friends with an abandoned alien called “E.T.” The film’s concept was based on an imaginary companion that a then-teenage Steven Spielberg… Read More

Jim Carrey, who gave an amazing commencement speech on doing what you love.
Jan 6, 2022

Jim Carrey’s Speech: ‘You Can Fail at What You Don’t Want, So You Might as Well Take a Chance on Doing What You Love’

If you are an actor whose parents much prefer you find a “real” job instead of pursuing acting; or if you find yourself second guessing the decision to follow your passion, wondering if it’s wiser to find a more conservative… Read More

Emma Stone, whom some would consider controversial when it comes to her casting in "Aloha."
Jun 5, 2015

Was It Wrong to Cast Emma Stone in ‘Aloha’?

The casting of Emma Stone as Captain Allison Ng in the romantic comedy-drama Aloha has triggered widespread outrage. According to IMDb, Emma Stone’s ethnicity is Swedish, English, German, Scottish, and Irish; however, the character she plays in the movie is a… Read More

Viola Davis holding her Emmy. She also made a bold choice to take off her wig and makeup.
Jan 27, 2023

Viola Davis’ Bold Risk to Take Off Her Wig and MakeUp

When it comes to acting, Viola Davis is an absolute powerhouse. The How to Get Away with Murder star recently received a BAFTA Award nomination for her performance as Nanisca in The Woman King. In a How to Get Away… Read More

Actors who prefer theatre acting to film acting.
May 8, 2015

Which Do You Prefer: Film or Theater Acting?

The craft of theater acting and acting in front of the camera have been described as essentially the same thing for an actor: performing a character amidst a storyline to be appreciated by audiences. While some actors enjoy both mediums… Read More

James Lipton, famously known for his 10 questions for actors.
Apr 23, 2015

What Are Your Answers to James Lipton’s ’10 Questions’?

What would you say in your acceptance speech if you won an Oscar? Have you ever given that any thought…yet? And have you imagined what it would be like to sit across the Inside the Actors Studio‘s James Lipton to… Read More

Glenn Morshower, who shares auditiong advice that could be either brilliant or ridiculous.
Dec 22, 2022

Brilliant or Ridiculous Auditioning Advice?

If you recognize this actor, but can’t think of his name, it’s probably because he’s often cast in small roles in high-profile films and TV shows. Glenn Morshower is best known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce in the… Read More

Display of Apple Cider Vinegar, which many actors swear by.
Apr 9, 2015

Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known for its potent odor, sour taste, and its versatility. Some people use it to clean their kitchen floors; others use it to kill weeds. So why do so many radiant actors and celebrities swear by… Read More

An actress filing her taxes and working on determining her tax deductions.
Mar 29, 2015

Add Up Your Actor Deductions This Tax Season

Are you one of the many of actors who earn income from your acting? If so, congratulations! You’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the artistic side of an actors’ career throughout the year. But at tax time, it’s time to… Read More

An actress performing a non-pregnant role while pregnant.
May 11, 2014

Pulling Off a Non-Pregnant Role When You Have a Bun in the Oven

Happy Mother’s Day from Casting Frontier! Working as an actress can be a real challenge for a woman who is trying to have a baby. After all, what happens when an actress becomes pregnant and the role she is playing… Read More