In this exclusive preview for the LA Times and EPIX new original series “Hollywood Sessions,” Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Redmayne, Steve Carell and Benedict Cumberbatch gather to discuss the dignified task of being a leading actor. Naturally, Downey Jr. is there to take the seriousness down a notch and let the jokes fly.
In this clip, the group addresses the benefits of “going method” — going so far into your character that you essentially live their lives. The cons of such an intense character study include taking a bit of the baggage home with you and also having others nose around in one’s process.
The series continues on EPIX tonight at 8pm and will be available on latimes.com/theenvelope, EPIX.com, EPIX On Demand and via the EPIX app. Check out the clip below: