Backstage 5

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    8 Questions With...Hamish Linklater

    The stage and screen star shares his audition mentality (pretend you have people to see afterward!) and his biggest bummer of a survival job.

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    6 Questions With...Matthew Gray Gubler

    The “Criminal Minds” actor chats with Backstage about everything from getting his SAG-AFTRA card to his thorough preparation for a role (hint: it involves a lot of backstory!).

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    8 Questions with...Gina Torres

    The stage and screen actor takes a break from “Suits” and her arc on “Revenge” to chat about her audition philosophy and the moment she found her voice.

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    8 Questions with...Ann Harada

    “Avenue Q’s” Christmas Eve chats with Backstage about her favorite shows—including the new Off-Broadway musical “Brooklynite”—and her many acting crushes.

  • Interview

    8 Questions With...Toby Stephens

    The British actor can be seen as Captain Flint in the second season of Starz’s pirate drama “Black Sails,” debuting Jan. 24. He talks to Backstage about the arduous filming, the strange business of acting, and his worst survival jobs.

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    6 Questions With...Kathleen Rose Perkins

    The star of Showtime’s “Episodes” talks about her horrible survival jobs, her acting crush (Kristin Wiig!), buying into AFTRA back in the day, and her amazing, jaw-dropping, worst audition story.

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    7 Questions With…Ian Harding

    Returning to “Pretty Little Liars” as everyone’s favorite teacher, Ezra Fitz, Ian Harding chats about his acting crushes, using his “PLL” fame to help out his fellow creatives, and the one thing he wishes he’d known before he started acting.

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    7 Questions With…Tony Danza

    The “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” star gives us the scoop on his new Broadway musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” how he got SAG-AFTRA and Equity cards, and his acting crush of the moment.

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    10 Questions With…Saffron Burrows

    The “Mozart in the Jungle” actor talks to Backstage about the one topic you probably shouldn’t bring up in the audition room, the lengths to which she once went to prepare for a role (it involves trespassing), and her plan B if acting doesn’t work out.

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    9 Questions With...Ricky Gervais

    The actor-comedian-writer-director talks about his role in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” writing his original Netflix series “Derek,” and why, after all his success, he still feels like he’s getting away with something.