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The no nonsense, in-depth, actors-on-acting podcast from Filmmaker Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rinaldi. One working actor every episode doing a deep dive into their approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

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    • 3.9 • 66 Ratings

The no nonsense, in-depth, actors-on-acting podcast from Filmmaker Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rinaldi. One working actor every episode doing a deep dive into their approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work.

    Dylan Gelula

    Dylan Gelula

    Dylan Gelula brings a captivating authenticity to her characters that makes them seem like they go on living outside the frame. Look at her work in “Flower," “Support The Girls,” and “First Girl I Loved,” to name a few. Her latest performance as Maggie in the SXSW winner “Shithouse" is a revelation. It snuck up on me and left me moved and in awe. On this episode she talks about her instinctual, untrained approach to this craft that she claims she hasn’t fully wrapped her arms around yet. I ask her about some specific moments from “Shithouse,” and about working with first time director and co-star Cooper Raiff. She professes her love of Mike Leigh, and tells us something good that’s come from quarantine time. Plus lots more!
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    • 30 min
    Cooper Raiff

    Cooper Raiff

    Cooper Raiff is the writer, director, producer, editor and star of one of my favorite films of the year, “Shithouse,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival this year. The 23 year old has filmmaking instincts and a sophisticated perception of people, and himself, that belies his years. In this episode, he tells a miraculous story of getting Jay Duplass to watch his short film, and how he became instrumental in getting "Shithouse" made. He talks extensively about his time at the Dallas Young Actors Studio and how that foundational work instilled him with the tools he needs to tell his story on both sides of the camera. Plus why it was important for him to inject a specific kind of love, comfort, and caring into the film, the brilliance of his co-star Dylan Gelula, why he’s not afraid of losing his voice in the film business, and lots more. ("Shithouse" opens Friday October 16th)
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    • 43 min
    Harry Melling

    Harry Melling

    Some actors steal scenes, Harry Melling’s scenes steal movies. The limb-less thespian in “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the sinister Zuckerberg-like villain in “The Old Guard,” and now the “spider preacher” Roy Laferty in “The Devil All The Time,” are just some of the characters he’s brought to life, who all feel like they continue to exist beyond their short time on screen. In this episode he talks about his early acting education performing in the Harry Potter films, the importance of “forgetting it all” in order to be in the moment, getting the “invitation” to “play,” and not getting down in Covid time, plus much more!

    • 30 min
    Carrie Coon

    Carrie Coon

    Carrie Coon has quietly built a reputation as an acting powerhouse though a collection of phenomenal performances in television shows like “The Leftovers,” “Fargo,” and “The Sinner,” and movies such as “Gone Girl,” “The Post,” and her latest, “The Nest.” In this episode, she talks about the paramount importance of breath work, using “touchstones” for emotional connection, her first experience on the New York stage in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and much more!

    • 42 min
    Katherine Waterston

    Katherine Waterston

    Katherine Waterston is one of our most brilliant and committed actors. She brings superstar power to indies like “Queen of Earth” and “State Like Sleep,” and a captivating authenticity to franchises like “Fantastic Beasts” and “Alien.” It was “Inherent Vice” that first brought her to my attention. In this episode, she talks about why she was “a pig in shit” making that film, why having lots and lots of time to live with a script is ideal for her, becoming "comfortable being uncomfortable," the “best feeling I can experience without breaking the law,” and her exciting new multi-part project “The Third Day,” starting September 14th on HBO. Plus much more!
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    • 41 min
    Rosalind Chao

    Rosalind Chao

    From “M.A.S.H” to “Black-ish,” from "The Joy Luck Club” to Disney’s eagerly anticipated live action “Mulan,” Rosalind Chao has seen it all. The once “professional guest star” opens up about how she’s happier when working and happiest on a happy set. She talks about why it’s important to get to the fitting early in her process, adding years to her age to get her first job, learning from Peggy Feury, appreciating Robin Williams, gaining something from every character, and much more!

    • 39 min

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