The amount of talent gathered around the table was impressive indeed. Each of the actors at the Variety Studio — Miranda Otto (“Homeland”), Anthony Mackie (“All the Way”), Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”), Regina King (a double threat for “American Crime” and “The Leftovers”), Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), and Maggie Siff (“Billions”) — all delivered killer performances this season (yes, Miranda, we’re looking at you). But once the joking stopped (Mr. Banks, for the record, never really did), the thespians got down to serious talk about their experiences in the business.

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