Watch Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali in "Actors on Actors" Series of Conversations
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Watch Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali in "Actors on Actors" Series of Conversations


UPDATED 12/5/16 with conversations between Naomie Harris and Annette Bening; Dev Patel & Octavia Spencer; Mahershala Ali & Greta Gerwig. 

I appreciate this ongoing series from Variety, titled “Actors on Actors,” which features pairs of actors interviewing each other. It’s not entirely unlike the roundtables that The Hollywood Reporter produces every year, also during awards season; but I love the one-on-one sans moderator format of Variety’s series.





The “Actors on Actors” series is now in its 5th season. Of those that have been made available online thus far, you’ll find 5 episodes embedded below: the first features Viola Davis and Tom Hanks, who cover a range of topics, including sex scenes and diversity on TV vs film; the second conversation is between Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Reynolds, who chat about everything from bad auditions to social media, to their characters Deadpool and Cookie Lyon; third features Annette Bening & Naomie Harris discussing a range of topics, including the roles for women in today’s films; conversations between Dev Patel and Octavia Spencer, as well as Mahershala Ali & Greta Gerwig, round out the series.

Each video is 20-30 minutes long (last year, they were much shorter at 10 minutes on average). Watch all 5 episodes below, and head over to Variety’s YouTube page to see the rest, including conversations between Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams; Amy Adams an Andrew Garfield; Emma Stone and Molly Shannon.

First below is the episode with Tom Hanks and Viola Davis, followed by the conversation between Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Reynolds; Annette Bening with Naomie Harris; Dev Patel with Octavia Spencer; and Mahershala Ali and Greta Gerwig:

Ryan Reynolds and Taraji P. Henson:

Annette Bening with Naomie Harris:

Dev Patel & Octavia Spencer:

Mahershala Ali & Greta Gerwig:

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