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

Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Hugh Jackman, and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the stars participating in Variety and PBS SoCal KOCE’s seventh season of the Emmy Award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

Actors on Actors” features exclusive, one-on-one conversations with top talent from the year’s most memorable films, who are expected to contend this awards season. Clips from the interviews will be available on variety.com at the end of November and full episodes of the new season will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

The episodes will also be available to stream on pbssocal.org. PBS stations across the country will air the show in January.

The program feature pairs of acclaimed actors chatting with each other about their lives, their craft, and their careers. This season’s featured conversations will include: Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) with Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Adam Sandler (“The Meyerowitz Stories”) with Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with Winslet (“Wonder Wheel”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) with Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) with Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”), Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) with Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”) with Dustin Hoffman (“The Meyerowitz Stories”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”) with Kristen Wiig (“Downsizing,” “mother!”), Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”) with Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”), Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) with Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), Diane Kruger (“In The Fade”) with Hong Chau (“Downsizing”), Jackman (“Logan”) with Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”),  Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) with Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), and Robert Pattinson (“Good Time”) with Jamie Bell (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”).

“Our Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ program affords Variety the opportunity to highlight outstanding film actors in the 2018 award season race. PBS SoCal is the perfect partner to shine the light on the key contenders for the industry’s top awards,” said Variety Group Publisher & CRO Michelle Sobrino-Stearns.

“‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ offers our audience a rare glimpse into the lives and careers of some the most-noted talent in the entertainment industry,” said Andrew Russell, president and CEO of PBS SoCal. “We appreciate our partnership with Variety on this program because it allows us to share these fascinating stories in Southern California, as well as across the country.”

This year’s “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” lounge will be presented by Google Home, which will help make the actors’ conversations even more engaging.

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