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Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs bi-weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, Senior Editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day.

In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast Backstage

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 163 Ratings

Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs bi-weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, Senior Editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day.

    Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss her Tony nominated performance in Paula Vogel's "Mother Play," taking on challenging material after 50 years in the industry, and why she feels freerer than ever in her work.

    *This episode is sponsored by LAMDA (lamda.ac.uk)
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
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    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 34 min
    Melissa Barrera

    Melissa Barrera

    Melissa Barrera joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss the arc of her career, the theater-like quality of shooting the horror feature "Abigail," and her renewed sense of purpose after being let go from the "Scream" franchise.
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
    - https://www.facebook.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope
    - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast

    Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe
    Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e
    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 43 min
    Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss the lessons she's learned about acting (and life) over her 25-year career. She also digs into her performance in Netflix's "Ripley" alongside Andrew Scott.
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
    - https://www.facebook.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope
    - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast

    Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe
    Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e
    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 44 min
    Dan Stevens

    Dan Stevens

    Dan Stevens joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," his earliest days doing Shakespeare with Rebecca Hall, how he feels about persistent James Bond rumors, and much more.
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
    - https://www.facebook.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope
    - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast

    Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe
    Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e
    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 43 min
    John Bradley

    John Bradley

    John Bradley joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss what he learned about acting (and life) during his eight-season run on "Game of Thrones," and how he's using those lessons on David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' new Netflix series, "3 Body Problem."
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
    - https://www.facebook.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope
    - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast

    Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe
    Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e
    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 45 min
    Geraldine Viswanathan

    Geraldine Viswanathan

    Geraldine Viswanathan joins In the Envelope: The Actor's Podcast to discuss starring in Ethan Coen's solo directing debut 'Drive-Away Dolls," her chemistry with Margaret Qualley, and replacing Ayo Edebiri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, "Thunderbolts."
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    Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ

    Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:
    - https://www.facebook.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/backstage
    - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope
    - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast

    Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe
    Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e
    Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0
    Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5

    Special thanks to...
    - Host: Vinnie Mancuso
    - Producer: Jamie Muffett
    - Social media: Karen Jenkins
    - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins
    - Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Nickname5815 ,

I love this podcast

It’s really informative and insightful and SO beneficial if you’re an actor!

lennygrossman66 ,

Great insights

Outstanding podcast for actors or anyone who’s interested in the field. What a gift. After listening to many of the interviews, a few ideas seem to be common threads:
1. Work. Just do the work. Especially in the beginning, say yes. Work and learn.
2. Actors are hard-working, sensitive people (which should be obvious, but too many people think they’re pampered).
3. They’re aware of how lucky they are and are extremely grateful to be doing what they do.
4. It’s a tough business, but push on. There’s parts for everyone.
5. They love life in all its messiness.

Ukylie ,

Stop Bleeping The Actors

We want raw interviews. Stop bleeping everything.

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