Above is the latest instalment of a Hollywood Reporter 'Roundtable' interview (hosted by Feature editor Stephen Galloway), which has become my new obsession online. Each one's an hour-long chat with a group of actors, actresses, directors, writers, etc, and they're very enlightening.
You see these people interviewed a lot on television or in magazines/online, but it's usually to promote their latest movie, not necessarily about their craft and experiences. And putting people with the same vocation together is a surprisingly effective way to get fresh information. Plus, sure, it can be fun to see famous people agree/disagree on a few things occasionally, and to see who's clearly in awe of someone else sitting at the same table.
Here's a recent one focused on directing films, with Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl), Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant), Ridley Scott (The Martian), Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs) and David O. Russell (Joy):
And here's one on screenwriting with Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nick Hornby (Brooklyn):
That's three hours of entertainment, right there. Enjoy! (Update: they've just added an actors one, embedded below, so make that four hours!)