For the seventh season of Variety's Emmy-winning "Actors on Actors," presented by Google Home, stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler, Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Margot Robbie sit down to chat about their work.

Jake
Gyllenhaal
Margot
Robbie

It was a huge responsibility. I felt a pressure beyond a pressure I’ve ever felt in terms of playing a character"

Jake Gyllenhaal
Stronger

There are similarities in what we went through. … We were playing real-life people in a situation that didn’t happen that long ago. There’s added responsibility when you play a real-life person who’s still alive."

Margot Robbie
I, TONYA

CONVERSATION

Jake Gyllenhaal and Margot Robbie on the 'Massive Responsibility' of Playing Real-Life People

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Jennifer
Lawrence
Adam
Sandler

The first time I read the script, I threw it across the floor. I thought it was so fucked up on such a deep level. But I knew … that’s the only way to say what he needed to say.”

Jennifer Lawrence
MOTHER!

All our parents were in hospitals, and we talked about how bad that is, and just talked about different things. Noah went away and wrote the movie."

Adam Sandler
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

CONVERSATION

Jennifer Lawrence Quotes 'The Waterboy' to Adam Sandler

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Gal
Gadot
Kumail
Nanjiani

I think that this movie, these type of movies, are overdue. They needed to make more a long time ago. The opportunity came and I was just ready, and I was there when it happened, and I got lucky."

Gal Gadot
WOnder woman

My wife wanted to have a website called Muslims Having Fun, and it’s just pictures of Muslim people eating popsicles or riding roller coasters. You don’t see that so much."

Kumail Nanjiani
The Big Sick

CONVERSATION

Gal Gadot Gushes Over Her Young 'Wonder Woman' Fans: 'To Them, I'm Diana'

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Laurie
Metcalf
Richard
Jenkins

I actually like to audition. … I don’t want to [have someone] say, ‘You are so far away from what I thought you were going to bring in.’ I feel more comfortable to audition and say, ‘Here’s my take on it.’"

Laurie Metcalf
Ladybird

I feel inadequate, and I feel like I have nothing to say, and yet I never shut up."

Richard Jenkins
The Shape of Water

CONVERSATION

Richard Jenkins Tells Laurie Metcalf About Auditioning for Bruce Dern's 'Nebraska' Role

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Hugh
Jackman
Willem
Dafoe

I remember finishing the first movie, and a friend of mine, a player in Hollywood, he goes, “Dude, I’ve heard not very good things about the movie; you should book something else before it comes out.”

Hugh Jackman
Logan

There were a lot of people — the majority had never made a movie before. Which was fantastic for me, because it was like they didn’t have anything to compare it to, and they were all turned on. It was like the beauty of beginners, without any anxiety."

Willem Dafoe
The Florida Project

CONVERSATION

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Evolution of Superhero Films

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Jessica
Chastain
Holly
Hunter

A few minutes into the meeting I just turned to Aaron [Sorkin]. I said, ‘Why are we meeting? Why don’t I have this part?’ And then he said, ‘Actually Molly Bloom told me to cast you.’”

Jessica Chastain
Molly's Game

I liked the idea of portraying not just a stereotypical kind of claustrophobic mother. I wanted to unpack that piece of luggage on-screen so that the audience could experience the strength of how women can know and love each other.”

Holly Hunter
THE BIG SICK

CONVERSATION

Jessica Chastain Lauds Working With Female Directors: ‘It’s Just a Healthier Set to Be On’

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Timothée
Chalamet
Daniel
Kaluuya

I feel like I have to suffocate the moment with appreciation and really sit in it. I just want to work. It’s just about good directors, good projects, important storytelling.”

Timothée Chalamet
Call Me by Your Name

I read [Jordan Peele’s] script and was like, ‘Yo, this script is insane.’ It just felt like it cost him something. I always think that it’s really exciting to work with a filmmaker that’s putting it all on the line.”

Daniel Kaluuya
Get Out

CONVERSATION

'Call Me By Your Name' Star Timothee Chalamet on That Peach 'Fruit Love Scene'

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James
Franco
Dustin
Hoffman

With the title of my movie, ‘The Disaster Artist,’ we didn’t want to show the hand of, you know, this is a disaster. It was a fine line we had to walk on that movie, because it’s a guy who is trying as hard as all of us. That’s the thing that I was so attracted to, is that even though the movie he makes is so ridiculous, underneath he’s the same as you and me.”

James Franco
THE DISASTER ARTIST

I finished ‘The Graduate,’ and they’re cutting the film; they’re going to cut me into being a star, right? And I go back to New York and I start going for auditions. And after a sentence or two I would get the ‘Thank you!’ So I’m a failure in their eyes until this movie comes out. And actors should know that, that auditions have nothing to do with talent.”

Dustin Hoffman
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)

CONVERSATION

James Franco on Dropping Out of UCLA and Practicing Accents at McDonald's

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Saoirse
Ronan
Kristen
Wiig

When I was about 18, it was a weird, in-between age. I remember only being handed scripts with the coming-of-age girl, or the older sister, or the girlfriend or something like that. When you find something great like I did with ‘Lady Bird,’ it’s so precious to you. But it does seem like it’s hard to come by.”

Saoirse Ronan
LADY BIRD

It’s funny when you do something and then you become known for one thing. I remember after I did ‘Knocked Up,’ which was one of the first things I had done, I kept getting these scripts to play these bitchy types. I’m like, ‘Wait, I want to do something else. I just did that in that movie.’”

Kristen Wiig
“DOWNSIZING,” “MOTHER!”

CONVERSATION

Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig on the Necessity to Unwind Between Roles

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Robert
Pattinson
Jamie
Bell

I’ve had a really, really fun life. When I first started auditioning, it was like Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield, and even then, when no one had any jobs or anything, it was really fun to go and do an audition and all mess it up and then just go to the pub afterwards. Even being unemployed was fun.”

Robert Pattinson
GOOD TIME

I didn’t know after I made ‘Billy Elliot’ that I would have anything else to do. I didn’t know what my life was going to be like. I loved acting and loved the process of making films. I loved the alchemy of it, of coming together and making something and you have something at the end of it. But that didn’t entitle me to anything. So I relied on other people who knew more stuff than I did.”

Jamie Bell
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

CONVERSATION

Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Handles the Pressures of Fame

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Gary
Oldman
Kate
Winslet

My wife said, ‘Come on. You’re going to stand in Parliament, and you’re going to say, “Blood, toil, tears and sweat! We shall fight …”’ And I thought, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’”

Gary Oldman
DARKEST HOUR

It was more about mentally preparing myself because I wanted to be everything that Woody Allen had hoped that I would be. And I wanted to be able to surpass his expectations, but most of all, I wanted to be bulletproof."

Kate Winslet
Wonder Wheel

CONVERSATION

Why Gary Oldman Didn't Gain Weight to Play Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

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