Variety Announces Fourth Season of ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS

Actors on Actors Season 4
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Variety and PBS SoCal have announced the line-up for the fourth installment of their awards season series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

Available to stream on Variety.com, the new “Actors on Actors” season presented by Shopbop / East Dane will feature one-on-one discussions between this year’s Emmy contenders.

This year’s conversations, which will be printed in the June 7 issue of Variety, will include Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Bobby Cannavale (“Vinyl”), Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”), Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”), Jay Duplass (“Transparent”), Billy Eichner (“Difficult People”), Sam Heughan (“Outlander”), Tom Hiddleston (“The Night Manager”), Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”), Lady Gaga (“American Horror Story”), Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”), Rob Lowe (“Grinder”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), Aaron Paul (“The Path”), Sarah Paulson (“American Crime Story”), Krysten Ritter (“Jessica Jones”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”), Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”), John Travolta (“American Crime Story”), Courtney B. Vance (“American Crime Story”) and Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”).

“Variety is thrilled to cover the best actors on television in this season’s ‘Actors on Actors’ for PBS stations,” said Variety‘s executive TV editor Debra Birnbaum in a statement. “This season’s lineup includes actors from some of the top new television programs and showcases the wide diversity of roles for actors on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.  We are so proud to continue our partnership with PBS SoCal and deliver dynamic and in depth conversations to their audience this June.”

PBS SoCal will premiere the segment in two episodes, one on June 12 and the other on June 19.

“Through their craft, the actors interviewed on ‘Actors on Actors’ effortlessly spark our imaginations and take us to new places,” said PBS SoCal president and CEO Andy Russell in a statement. “Through this partnership with Variety we are pleased to enhance the experience of fans of great television – providing them greater insight into the people who bring them their favorite dramas, comedies and more.”

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  1. Lily says:

    Lady Gaga ? An actor ? Kim Kardashian is next ? Kendall Jenner ? Farrah Abraham ? Tan Mom ?

    • Conor says:

      You’re an idiot. Lady Gaga is PERFORMANCE artist and has been acting all her life. She went to Tisch School of the Arts, displays acting in her music videos as well as always including a theatre aspect to her live tours. Ever watched the Monster Ball? No? Well then shut up. A part of Gaga’s message is highlighting how icons like her should not be in the same magazines as Kim Kardashians. She is an artist. Kim is a reality whore. Get your facts right. She won a Golden Globe, have you?

  2. Lol says:

    Actor ? Seems like anyone can be one

  3. Drizzy says:

    in what universe is Lady Gaga considered to be a serious enough actress to be in that company or real actors? She’s had one substantial and she was absolutely terrible at it. Just because she bought an award doesn’t make her a good actress.

    • Conor says:

      She didn’t buy it. That was a rumour started by Madonna because she’s entirely jealous of her. If you can’t see that by now then you have the intellectual efficiency of a rock. Gaga has been acting all her life, was one of a only twenty people in the world to be accepted early at 17 into the Tisch School of the Arts, applies theatre and stage acting to her tours and acts better than most pop stars in her music videos. Your negativity is ridiculous. I knew from 2008 that she would be an actress, it was obvious. She was brilliant in American Horror Story, and there’s a reason she’s being an interviewed. She is an icon. Just you watch.

  4. Sandra says:

    Some great choices here but JLo? Really? She is not an Emmy contender lol! Shades of Blue is an average cop show and Ms. Lopez’s overacting is annoying. No wonder that ratings are bad

    • Conor says:

      She didn’t buy it. That was a rumour started by Madonna because she’s entirely jealous of her. If you can’t see that by now then you have the intellectual efficiency of a rock. Gaga has been acting all her life, was one of a only twenty people in the world to be accepted early at 17 into the Tisch School of the Arts, applies theatre and stage acting to her tours and acts better than most pop stars in her music videos. Your negativity is ridiculous. I knew from 2008 that she would be an actress, it was obvious. She was brilliant in American Horror Story, and there’s a reason she’s being an interviewed. She is an icon. Just you watch.

  5. Deb Jensen says:

    ☆☆Congratulations @SamHeughan ☆So happy you are receiving the attention your talent and career deserves☆@Outlander_STARZ

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