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    Charlie Day’s No. 1 Key to Success

    As a star and co-creator of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Day wears many hats—and points to his work on each script as integral to the success of his acting.

  • Interview

    David Oyelowo Brings MLK to Life in ‘Selma’

    Golden Globe nominee Oyelowo (pronounced oh-yellow-oh) talks about being originally passed over for the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, then eventually landing the role and helping hire the director.

  • Interview

    The Eddie Redmayne Theory

    The British actor and Golden Globe nominee has been wowing audiences and critics for months in the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything.”

  • News

    Backstage’s 51 Cover Stories of 2014

    “High Maintenance,” Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Judy Greer—from the looks of the Backstage covers, it’s been a pretty epic year! Relive 2014 with us as we look back on our year in cover stories!

  • Interview

    Emily Blunt Takes Us ‘Into the Woods’

    The Baker’s Wife of Rob Marshall’s eagerly anticipated big-screen adaptation of the iconic musical relished discoveries big and small in the magic of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics and working with Meryl Streep again—and makes the case for why happy endings are overrated.

  • Interview

    Why Krysten Ritter Embraces Her Nervousness

    Ritter, currently co-starring in Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” has done film, theater, and starred on ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” but she still gets anxious when it comes time to audition.

  • Interview

    Alessandro Nivola’s Second Time Around in ‘The Elephant Man’

    Alessandro Nivola’s Second Time Around in ‘The Elephant Man’ Nivola, who will also be seen this month in “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year,” talks about returning to his role opposite Bradley Cooper two years after the previous production at Williamstown.

  • Interview

    Mark Wahlberg Doesn’t Just Star in ‘The Gambler’

    The Oscar nominee is getting awards season buzz all over again for his atypical turn as an English professor and high-stakes gambler in the character study co-starring Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, and John Goodman.

  • Interview

    8 Lead Performances in Film We Loved This Year

    We dug deeper with eight actors about what went into their star turns this year, whether it was improvising a biopic or creating an extensive backstory. These men and women make it look easy, but as you’ll see after reading their stories, these performances were anything but.

  • Interview

    Mark Ruffalo Gets Physical in ‘Foxcatcher’

    As real-life Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in Bennett Miller’s Cannes-winning film, Ruffalo undergoes a startling transformation that ties into his current fascination with the way physicalization reveals our inner selves.