Alfre Woodard and Cynthia Erivo both star in movies helmed by black female directors this year; Woodard in Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency” and Erivo in Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two talked about their new films and the social messages in them. They also touched on when they knew they wanted to enter the film industry. Woodard said she wasn’t interested in acting until she was 15 years old, and Erivo says she started singing when she was 5 years old.
In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, Taron Egerton and Awkwafina talked about their shared love for Elton John and Miss Piggy. Egerton, who portrayed John in “Rocketman” this year, revealed that he lived with the music legend to prepare for the film and received a diamond earring from him to wear in several [...]
Florence Pugh and Beanie Feldstein both co-starred in female-fronted films this year, and are bonded by having worked with director Greta Gerwig. Pugh plays Amy March in Gerwig’s “Little Women” this fall, and Feldstein shined in Olivia Wilde’s “Booksmart” earlier in the year. In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors conversation, they compared working with [...]
Mindy Kaling and Constance Wu both starred in woman-directed films this year; Kaling in Nisha Ganatra’s “Late Night” and Wu in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two shared stories about working with female directors and how playing women who are ambitious used to be portrayed as a negative [...]
Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by the Variety platform to talk about his own early days as an actor. Including a time where he channeled fellow nominee Joaquin Phoenix during one of his earlier auditions. Phoenix would go on to win the SAG award that night for actor, and namecheck DiCaprio as the […]
SAG Award winner Jennifer Aniston didn’t always get every job she auditioned for, “I wanted to be a waitress at the saloon restaurant in New York City,” Aniston told Variety. “You had to be in roller skates. It was a really horrible audition.” The recent Instagram convert, Aniston was hesitant to lavish too much praise […]
SAG Foundation president and award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance doesn’t understand why last week’s Oscar nominations were so white (again). “I don’t know why because I know the projects are there,” he told Variety’s Marc Malkin at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, referring to the amount of films directed and starring people of color in 2019. Only two of […]