2013 Envelope Screening Series: Actors’ roundtable

Emma Thompson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford and Lupita Nyong’o — actors involved with some of the top movies of 2013 — discuss their craft with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times.

Choosing the script

"How do you decide a script is right for you, and does a film need a moral compass?"

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Forming the character

"What can a director say to you to help with a character and how are disagreements settled?"

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The process

"Is the process the most enjoyable part?"

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"Do you like watching yourself on screen?"

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"How much help in finding a character is in the research, and how much do costumes and props help?"

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