“I think I’m starting to show the real side of myself in my roles.” Emily Blunt adds, “People have told me my recent movies are the most like me.” Her current movie “The Five-Year Engagement” is her first broad romantic comedy, a genre she had resisted a long time out of fear over playing “the […]
There are many challenges in the journey of how to become an actor, including acting auditions and casting calls. Here are some insights from actors: America Ferrera – actor, musician, producer (“Superstore” and others) spoke about casting: “I was 18 and putting myself on tape for a movie I really wanted. I got that phone […]
“Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be. I can’t stand it when they behave like solicitors from Penge. … I’m a would-be rebel. The good girl who’d like to be a bad one.” Helen Mirren [imdb.com, unknown date] But being “bad” [at least in ways that are not self- or socially-destructive] can […]
Rashida Jones played Karen Filipelli on NBC’s The Office. The daughter of actor Peggy Lipton and musician Quincy Jones, she is biracial and also Jewish. A magazine article noted she is “Constantly told she looks too light to play African American, and rarely cast in period pieces” because, she explains, “people like me didn’t exist.” […]
How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career in the arts?
“The motherhood thing – I think of it like a marathon, except a marathon is over in a day. It’s an endurance test and it’s some…