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    9 Questions With...Denis Leary

    The actor-director-producer-writer-etc.-etc. chats with Backstage about his new FX show, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the time he failed miserably in an audition for Oliver Stone, and the No. 1 thing he learned about elevating any project.

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    9 Questions With...Yvonne Strahovski

    The “Astronaut Wives Club” actor chats to Backstage about how she approaches auditions, her acting crush, and why she was terrified to act onstage after her role on the TV series “Chuck.”

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    8 Questions with...Rick Hoffman

    The hard-working “Suits” star tells Backstage about his worst-ever audition—which ended up becoming his big TV break!

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    8 Questions With…Holly Hunter

    The “Broadcast News” and “Saving Grace” star talks about her new movie, “Manglehorn” (out June 19), her audition prep work, and why she’s loved the ups and downs of her career.

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    6 Questions With…Susan Lucci

    Since leaving behind “All My Children’s” iconic Erica Kane in 2011, Susan Lucci has stepped into another great role on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” now in its third season.

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    6 Questions With…Debi Mazar

    Known for her roles in films such as “Batman Forever” and “Goodfellas,” Debi Mazar is back on the big screen in “Entourage,” reprising her role as a Hollywood publicist. The actor chats about her worst survival job, what she wishes she’d known before she started acting, and her experience ...

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    9 Questions With...Christian Borle

    Fresh off his most recent Tony nomination, Broadway’s codpiece-wearing rock star chats with Backstage about playing Shakespeare, his life-changing audition for Stanley Tucci, and his crush on a certain co-star.

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    7 Questions With…Carla Gugino

    Mesmerizing onstage (“Desire Under the Elms”), Carla Gugino is equally adept on both the big and small screens—as viewers will discover this summer when her three projects (Fox’s creepy mystery “Wayward Pines,” HBO’s political comedy “The Brink,” and disaster movie “San Andreas”) all debut within weeks of ...

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    7 Questions With…Jennette McCurdy

    After “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat,” McCurdy takes a break from comedy to star on Netflix’s new drama “Between,” and chats with us about her acting crushes, how she prepares for an audition, and more!

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    9 Questions With...Max von Essen

    With Broadway’s “An American in Paris” stretching and challenging him nightly, Max von Essen shares his audition philosophy, his embarrassing survival job, and his frightening experience with Alice Ripley.