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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.

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    7 Questions With...Kal Penn

    Best known for his roles in the “Harold & Kumar” films, Kal Penn now stars in the new cop dramedy “Battle Creek,” and chats with Backstage about racists in the audition room.

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    9 Questions With...Kerry Butler

    The Broadway and Off-Broadway regular brings one of the world’s most recognizable women to life in “Clinton the Musical,” and reminisces with Backstage about her worst survival job (as the Little Mermaid).

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    8 Questions With...Ben Miles

    The star of “Wolf Hall,” a two-part epic transferring from the West End to Broadway this month, tells Backstage readers how to handle rejection—and how not to tackle a musical audition.

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    9 Questions With...Charlie Cox

    The star of Netflix’s new original series “Daredevil” chats about the challenges of playing a blind, crime-fighting vigilante, his newest acting crush, and the worst audition he’s had to endure.

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    7 Questions With...David Giuntoli

    “Grimm’s” leading man discusses which of his performances has left a lasting mark on him, why he thinks Tony and Carmela Soprano are the best depiction of marriage ever on television, and more!

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    9 Questions With...Chris D’Elia

    The “Undateable” actor chats with Backstage about playing the undertones of a character, who he thinks is a “fuckin’ good” actor, and the worst audition scene he’s ever been asked to do.

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    7 Questions With…Emily Osment

    Having grown up onscreen, “Young and Hungry” star Emily Osment discusses her advice for prepping an audition, her biggest acting crush, and her most meaningful performance to date.