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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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Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and more

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) and Renée Zellweger (Judy) discuss the challenges of portraying real-life iconic characters: Fred Rogers and Judy Garland. Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) looks back on his experiences working with Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers, while Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) talks about how riffing helps in drama.

  • 2020-02-09T13:30:00-08:00
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Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Murphy and more

Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory) talks about playing someone near the end of his life after suffering from a heart attack, while Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name) recalls his fascination with the underground figure, Rudy Ray Moore. Chris Evans (Knives Out) discusses his process for playing a villain. Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story) talks about relating her own divorce to the divorce story portrayed in the movie. The two speak of finding follow-ups to The Avengers movies.

  • 2020-02-16T13:30:00-08:00
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  • 2020-02-22T17:30:00-08:00
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Charlize Theron, Alfre Woodard and more

Charlize Theron (Bombshell) speaks about finding ownership of a real character and the prosthetic work of Kazu Hiro, while Adam Driver (Marriage Story) explains how scripts can be exacting yet still produce variations because of intentions. Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) explains how playing Harriet Tubman has supercharged her fire and determination. Alfre Woodard (Clemency) opens up about how her career has been rooted in activism.

  • 2020-02-23T13:30:00-08:00
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