Variety and PBS SoCal’s seventh installment of the Emmy Award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” premiered Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal. The second and third episodes will air at the same time on Wednesday and Thursday.
Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Hugh Jackman, and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the stars participating in the series.
“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. The full interviews are also available on variety.com and pbssocal.org.
This season’s featured conversations include:
Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.
Jennifer Lawrence (“Mother!”) with Adam Sandler (“The Meyerowitz Stories”)
Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with Kate Winslet (“Wonder Wheel”)
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) with Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”) with Kristen Wiig (“Downsizing”)
Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) with Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”)
Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) with Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”)
Hugh Jackman (“Logan”) with Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”)
Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) with Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”)
Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) with Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”)
Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.
Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”) with Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”)
James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”) with Dustin Hoffman (“The Meyerowitz Stories”)
Diane Kruger (“In the Fade”) with Hong Chau (“Downsizing”)
Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) with Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”)
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 is presented by Google Home.