Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams

PBS SoCal and Variety present "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors," a series of half-hour specials that takes you inside the biggest movies of the year through candid conversations between some of today's most acclaimed actors. Hosted by Variety New York Bureau Chief Ramin Setoodeh, each episode brings together three pairs of actors engaging in intimate one-on-one discussions about their craft and work. Get an insider’s look into the creative process and what it takes to finely hone the craft of acting.

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Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski and more

In this episode, John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) talks about how his real-life experience of being a parent influenced the way he directed and re-wrote this film and why he cast deaf child actress Millicent Simmonds, while Rosamund Pike (A Private War) discusses how an eye-patch radically changes the way she negotiated the world and how she played real-life American journalist Marie Colvin. Michael B.

  • 2019-11-20T17:30:00-08:00
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Sam Elliot, Dakota Johnson and more

This episode features Glenn Close (The Wife) with Sam Elliott (A Star is Born) in conversation. Hear Sam Elliot talk about the level of trust he and his director, Bradley Cooper, have cultivated and his love for co-star Lady Gaga. Glenn Close talks about her choice to play the unusual role of wife to a Nobel prize winner.

  • 2019-11-22T14:42:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-22T16:42:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-27T17:30:00-08:00
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Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda

This special half-hour episode features Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns), both of whom are bringing musicals back to the big screen. Join Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda as they talk about navigating the differences of film performance versus live concert and theatre performances; removing one’s armor in front of the camera and finding a new source of adrenaline when a live audience isn’t present in the equation.

  • 2019-11-29T16:30:00-08:00
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