Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams

Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and more

In this episode, Nicole Kidman (A Boy Erased/Destroyer) discusses her struggle with shyness and her pledge to work with female directors every 18 months, while Amy Adams (Vice) talks about her competition with co-star Christian Bale, who plays Vice President Dick Cheney, to memorize Shakespeare. Mahershala Ali (Green Book) discusses his unusual role as a talented man making difficult choices opposite Viggo Mortenson, and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) opens up about working with legendary director Spike Lee, and how his parents, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, have influenced his craft. Finally, Felicity Jones (On the Basis of Sex) and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) talk about working in a time of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, how the patriarchy is pushing back and what equality feels like.

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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.

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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams and more

This episode features Julia Roberts (Homecoming) in conversation with Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora). Learn which movie both stellar actresses auditioned for and if either of them got the part. Meanwhile, Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) and Richard Madden (Bodyguard) discuss how they handle the anxiety of playing difficult characters. Finally, Taraji P.

  • 2020-02-28T13:00:00-08:00
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Emilia Clarke, Michael Douglas and more

Watch veteran actors Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) and Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora) look back on their careers and choice of roles throughout the years; Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Regina Hall (Black Monday) speak about their first major acting roles and how clothing can help build up a character’s backstory; and finally, Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) joins Renée Zellweger (What/If) to discuss how the quality of television programs now equal that of theatrical films.

  • 2020-02-28T13:30:00-08:00
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Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) with Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse); Sterling K. Brown (Waves) with Laura Dern (Marriage Story); Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) with Florence Pugh (Little Women).

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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.

  • 2020-03-08T17:30:00-07:00
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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.

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