It’s Oscar time again, and Hollywood trade publication Variety has another season of their Actors on Actors series to go with it. Better and more interesting than the fluff you get on late night, these conversations are artists talking about their art as well as the life of working in the business.
The setup is simple but the discussions are deep, with no host moderating, and most last anywhere between just shy of a half-hour or just beyond that. In each one, Variety brings two actors together who have gained Awards buzz traction in 2016 (including some previous Academy Award winners). Their conversations are free form but they remain focused on the art, the craft, and the business.
The first six full length episodes are linked below. Actors on Actors will continue to debut new conversations throughout the Awards season.
Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams – 23:11
Awards contenders for Jackie (Portman) and Manchester by the Sea (Williams)
Emma Stone and Molly Shannon – 29:53
Awards contenders for La La Land (Stone) and Other People (Shannon)