Photo Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock; courtesy of Rex For the past several days Emmy Awards contenders have been playing journalist, interviewing one another about their craft in behalf of the 2016 ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ series. Native New Yorkers like Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Kerry Washington took part in the event.
Photo Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock; courtesy of Rex
The conversations, which are presented on Variety.com by Shopbop/East Dane and sponsored by American Airlines, will appear in the June 7 issue of Variety and will stream on Variety.com. (PBS SoCal will premiere the two episodes of Actors on Actors on June 12 and June 19 at 7 p.m. PST.)
In addition to Lopez (Shades of Blue), Lady Gaga (American Horry Story) and Kerry Washington (Confirmation), participants the first two days of the series included included Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Billy Eichner (Difficult People), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager), Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Rob Lowe (Grinder), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Aaron Paul (The Path), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story), and John Travolta (American Crime Story). Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens), Jay Duplass (Transparent), Lady Gaga (American Horror Story), Regina King (The Leftovers), Anthony Mackie (All The Way), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Miranda Otto (Homeland), Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story), Maggie Siff (Billions), and Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk).
Last year Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” an interview special on PBS, was awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 67th Emmy Awards. It was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media,