How-To Guides for Actors

These are our ‘How To’ guides. Guides, tips, and resources in all areas of acting. Our simple guides will help you navigate the TV, movie, and entertainment industry!

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley Reveals “No one wants to employ me” After Star Wars

Daisy Ridley reveals the difficulties of building an acting career after appearing in Star Wars. Daisy Ridley hit the jackpot after appear in the latest Star Wars trilogy. However, the actress struggled to find work after...
Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins Advice for Young Actors: “Stop trying to be cool because it doesn’t...

Anthony Hopkins shares tips for aspiring actors Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is a legend in Hollywood. As a student of Laurence Olivier, a classically-trained actor, he brought amazing acting to movies such as The Silence...
Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer on Hollywood: “I haven’t gotten paid what I feel I deserve”

Octavia Spencer on Black Lives Matter, Hollywood, and getting paid what she deserves. Octavia Spencer, 48, won an Oscar in 2012 and nominated twice since then. She has also won a Golden Globe award, several...
Steve Carell

Netflix ‘Space Force’ Casting Directors on The Importance of Casting “New, Fresh Faces”

Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ casting directors, Allison Jones, and Ben Harris, spoke with Variety about the casting process for the series. The casting team talked about Ben Schwartz and how his acting career has progressed since...
Big Little Lies Cast

Shailene Woodley on What She Learned After Working with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep

Shailene Woodley shares how she approaches acting and what she's learned by working with professionals. Shailene Woodley has appeared in several popular films such as ‘The Spectacular Now’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ She...
Kumail Nanjani Silicon Valley

Kumail Nanjiani On Why He Refused To Do an Accent as a Punchline in...

Kumail Nanjiani reveals why he refuses to do a heavy accent as a punchline in a joke and what movie role he lost due to it. Kumail Nanjiani is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and actor....
Variety Represent

Black Actors Reveal The Struggles with Portraying Black Trauma

Actors Aldis Hodge, Jay Pharoah, Algee Smith, Derek Luke and Chris Chalk discussing being a Black actor in Hollywood Hollywood is facing a major change when it comes to racial representation both in front and...
Nathalie Emmanuel Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke Stepped In When a ‘Game of Thrones’ Co-Star Made an Inappropriate Comment...

Actress Nathalie Emmanuel says that Emilia Clarke helped after a “Game of Thrones” co-star made an inappropriate comment about her “revealing” costume. Emmanuel, who joined the cast in Season 3 as an all for Clarke’s...
Sarah Chalke

Actress Sarah Chalke on Auditioning for ‘Scrubs’, Getting Cast on ‘Rick and Morty’

Sarah Chalke opens up about auditioning for 'Scrubs' and getting on 'Rick and Morty' Sarah Chalke is most known for her role as Elliot Reid on ‘Scrubs’. Before playing the principal supporting role, she was...
Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal on How He Approaches Acting, Networking, and Friendships

Jake Gyllenhaal opens up about his acting, career moves, and Hollywood friendships. Jake Gyllenhaal has appeared in a wide diaspora of movie roles over the last decade. He has also started focusing more on theater...

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