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    9 Questions With…Lisa Vidal

    Biz veteran Vidal (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Event”) chats to Backstage about “representing today’s woman,” the acting strengths she didn’t know she had, and when props in the audition room go wrong.

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    8 Questions With...Tituss Burgess

    Broadway’s Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid” reflects on the role that most inspired him, his obsession with Robin Wright, and the magic of working with Tina Fey on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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    9 Questions With...Mahershala Ali

    The theater-trained actor is having a big moment with roles in both big-screen (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”) and small-screen (“House of Cards”) sensations.

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    7 Questions With...Kim Dickens

    After stealing the show in "Gone Girl" as no-nonsense Det. Rhonda Boney, "Deadwood" veteran Dickens joins the ranks of "House of Cards" as a crusading journalist—but whether she'll meet the same fate as that show's other reporters, she won't say.

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    8 Questions With...Ioan Gruffudd

    The Welsh star of ABC’s “Forever” chats about how he prepares for an audition, his latest role, and what he’s learned about his acting process since being a child actor in Wales.

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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.

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    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.