Penélope Cruz, In Cannes, Talks Working With Husband Javier Bardem & Emmy Buzz As Donatella Versace – The Actor’s Side
While I have been in Cannes for the past several days, I stopped by the rooftop of the J.W. Marriott right along the Croisette and taped a new episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side with Oscar winner Penélope Cruz. She made a big splash here with the opening-night film Everybody Knows, which co-stars her husband Javier Bardem and was directed by two-time Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.
Cruz ramped up the glamour quotient here in the early… Read
After Comedy And Podcast Success, Marc Maron Wrestles With Newfound Fame In ‘GLOW’ – The Actor’s Side
It took one character by the name of Sam Sylvia to convince Marc Maron he could add serious actor to a résumé that includes comedian, world-class podcaster, Grade A talk-show guest, radio personality, book author and many more titles in a quirky, successful career. But in the Netflix series GLOW he hit it right out of the box in Season 1, winning not one but two SAG award nominations including Actor in a TV Series, as well as a Critics’ Choice Awards nom for the same role… Read
Freddie Highmore On Going From Bad Norman Bates To ‘The Good Doctor’ – The Actor’s Side
A big and much-needed hit for ABC and broadcast TV this season has been The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore as an extraordinarily talented and autistic medical wunderkind. Highmore had only three days between moving from his long-running Bates Motel series, in which he played the iconic Norman Bates, to the new series, as he told me when he visited our Deadline studios to appear on this week’s edition of my video series The Actor’s Side.
Only 26, Highmore is… Read
Maggie Gyllenhaal On Playing Hookers And Porn Stars, Donald Trump’s ‘Deuce’ Connection, And Taking Control Of Her Career – The Actor’s Side
Maggie Gyllenhaal kicks off the new Emmy season of The Actor’s Side, my Deadline series that focuses on the art and craft of acting with today’s top stars. Gyllenhaal came to our studio to talk about HBO’s The Deuce, the edgy series about the explosion of porn in the early 1970s in New York City — she plays a hooker named Candy who gets sucked into this world and becomes a porn actress and filmmaker. Sound like Stormy Daniels? I asked her if there was any connection, as… Read
Laurie Metcalf On Her Oscar-Nominated ‘Lady Bird’, Returning To ‘Roseanne’ & How B’way Co-Star Glenda Jackson Is A “Monster” – The Actor’s Side
Laurie Metcalf is clearly an actor whose career is smokin’ hot right now as she covers the waterfront on Broadway, movies and TV. Currently nominated for her first Oscar as Supporting Actress in Lady Bird, Metcalf is rehearsing for the March 29 opening of the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, opposite Glenda Jackson and Alison Pill (previews start February 27). That comes two days after the return of ABC’s Roseanne for a 10th season (delayed by 20… Read
Allison Janney On Winning Awards, Being Directed By Paul Newman In College, And Working Opposite A Parakeet In ‘I, Tonya’ – The Actor’s Side
With a near-record seven Emmy wins over the course of three different series, Tony nominations, and finally Sunday a Golden Globe after five previous attempts, Allison Janney is riding high to say the least. And it is her newly minted Golden Globe-winning role as LaVona Golden, the mother from hell in I, Tonya, that is virtually guaranteeing her a first crack at Oscar. When she visited the studios of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side recently, it was all just… Read
Judi Dench On 60 Years In Showbiz, Playing Queens & Loving Shakespeare And James Bond – The Actor’s Side
A big day for my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side as true movie and stage royalty Dame Judi Dench came by for an in-depth conversation about her life, career and the current film that has put her back on the awards circuit to which she is so accustomed. With Victoria & Abdul, she has already received Best Actress nominations from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. This is her 12th Golden Globe nomination (with two wins), and she has amassed an astounding 26 BAFTA… Read
Holly Hunter On Working With Stand-Up Comics In ‘The Big Sick’, Her Fears For Journalists & ‘The Incredibles’ – The Actor’s Side
Holly Hunter already has Oscars, Emmys and a whole slew of other awards for movies like The Piano, Broadcast News over her long and successful career, but now last summer’s indie hit The Big Sick has sparked a new round of honors for the star including two SAG nominations, a Critics’ Choice nom, and tonight a Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival’s awards gala. Playing a mother dealing with the boyfriend of her coma-stricken daughter, Hunter runs the… Read
Richard Jenkins On The Magic Of ‘The Shape Of Water’, The Glory Of ‘La La Land’, And Why He Loves Going To The Oscars – The Actor’s Side
When we sat down to decide which actors to interview for this season’s The Actor’s Side, my Deadline video series dedicated to exploring the art of acting with those at the top of their game, I said No. 1 on the list had to be Richard Jenkins, whose work I have long admired and followed. He dropped by our PMC studios to talk about his journey in this business — a long-gestating career that I suspect is one with which many performers will identify.
Currently he is riding… Read
Saoirse Ronan On Playing A California Teen in ‘Lady Bird’, Getting An Oscar Nom At 12, And Becoming Emotional At The Mention Of ‘Brooklyn’ – The Actor’s Side
At just the tender age of 23, Saoirse Ronan is heading towards her third Oscar nomination for Lady Bird, having already nabbed Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for the role of a Sacramento teen looking to move away and move on. She’s also won several critics group awards, but as I discovered when she stopped by our studio for this episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, she takes it all in stride, crediting writer-director Greta Gerwig and… Read
Gary Oldman On Not Letting Go Of Churchill, Why He Turns Down Roles, And How Sid Vicious Put Him In The Hospital – The Actor’s Side
With Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG nominations already for his towering portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman has been an odds-on favorite to land his first Oscar (and only second nomination) this year. He recently visited the studio for my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, in which I explore the techniques, style, insecurities and careers of some of our finest actors.
In our wide ranging conversation, Oldman and I discuss his initial… Read
Sam Rockwell On Finally Being In A Movie People See, How Frances McDormand Channels John Wayne & Why George W. Bush Reminds Him Of Elvis – The Actor’s Side
Sam Rockwell counts supporting actor nominations already from the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, the Critics’ Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild for his turn as a complex racist cop Dixon in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Joining me for this week’s edition of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, I congratulate this great actor on finally being in a movie lots of people are seeing and one that is putting him on the precipice… Read