Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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PBS SoCal and Variety present Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest films of the year through candid conversations with some of today's most acclaimed actors.

Episode 701- premieres January 2 at 7 p.m.
Jennifer Lawrence Mother! with Adam Sandler The Meyerowitz Stories
Gary Oldman Darkest Hour with Kate Winslet Wonder Wheel
Jake Gyllenhaal Stronger with Margot Robbie I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird with Kristen Wiig Downsizing and Mother!
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name with Daniel Kaluuya Get Out

Episode 702- premieres January 3 at 7 p.m.
Gal Gadot Wonder Woman with Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick
Hugh Jackman Logan with Willem Dafoe The Florida Project
Mary J. Blige Mudbound with Salma Hayek Beatriz at Dinner
Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with Allison Janney I, Tonya

Episode 703- premieres January 4 at 7 p.m.
Jessica Chastain Molly's Game with Holly Hunter The Big Sick
Gary Oldman Darkest Hour with Kate Winslet Wonder Wheel
Diane Kruger In The Fade with Hong Chau Downsizing
Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water with Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird
Robert Pattinson Good Time with Jamie Bell Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors was named the winner of a 2016 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award and a 2015 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Entertainment Programming, was named the winner of a 2017 Silver Telly Award for Branded Content/TV Entertainment Programming, was named the winner of a 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award in the Variety, Talk Shows, and Special Events: Interview category, and was nominated for a 2017 Los Angeles area Emmy Award in the category of Best Entertainment Programming.

For PBS SoCal

  • President and CEO: Andrew Russell
  • Director of Program Development & Executive Producer of National Productions: Brenda Brkusic
  • Program Development Manager: Michelle Merker