Module 7: Actors sharing their story

In this module we’ve explored acting in its various forms and the types of actors who are drawn to the arts. Here are several interviews with acting talents for you to explore. You will need to select one a discussion board response post for this module.   

Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali is known for his work in stage, film, television and streaming platforms (Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Green Book, Alita: Battle Angel, forthcoming Blade), here he talks with Noel Manning about his award-winning role in the movie Moonlight.

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Laura Dern shares thoughts about the Netflix Original “Marriage Story” with Noel T. Manning II on this Meet me at the Movies extra. Marriage Story has been recognized as one of the best films of 2019. Laura Dern has been nominated for her role in this film as best supporting actress by the Critics’ Choice Association, the Golden Globes, The Screen Actors Guild, The Satellite Awards, and others.

Feature film actor Noah Jupe (Honey Boy, Ford v Ferrari, a Quiet Place, Wonder) chats with Noel T. Manning II on Meet me at the Movies. Noah has also been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Supporting Actor and Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor (both for Honey Boy). 

Oscar winning talent Charlize Theron & director Jay Roach share about their journey into bringing the critically acclaimed film “Bombshell” to the big screen. Noel T. Manning II interviews the two for a Meet me at the Movies extra.

Film legend Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks, a Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) chats with Noel T. Manning II about her work on critical success and crowd-pleasing Knives Out. She also talks about body switching with another cast member. Check it out of this Meet me at the Movies extra on C19 TV & WGWG.

Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner; he’s acted on stage, TV and film, and been featured on SeinfeldHomelandLady BirdThe PostFord v Ferrari, and Little Women. His love of arts and entertainment has its roots in his childhood. Here on Cinemascene, Letts talks with Noel T. Manning II about his journey.

Character actress Beth Grant has appeared in dozens of film and television shows throughout the years. She visits with Noel T. Manning II on Open Dialogue (courtesy of Meet me at the Movies) to talk about her career; engage in some fun and even sing the State Anthem of North Carolina.


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