Interview Questions for Actor & Actress

Being prepared for an interview shows the interviewer that you respect their time and taking the opportunity seriously. Not just this, preparing yourself in advance is also an excellent opportunity to position your personal brand correctly. As a result, I have compiled a list of generic questions for actors and actresses (Adult, Teen & Kids) that could be asked by the interviewer.

  1. Did you like acting since childhood?
  2. When did you decided that you want to become an actor?
  3. Tell me a little about yourself.
  4. What do you like about acting the most?
  5. Can you introduce yourself to our audience?
  6. Did you take up any training in acting?
  7. When did you start acting? what got you started?
  8. Who is your inspiration?
  9. Do you like something other than acting?
  10. Why did you choose acting?
  11. What attracted you to begin a career as an actor?
  12. How is your experience working in the industry so far?
  13. How you are feeling now after getting the award?
  14. Who are your biggest influences?
  15. How and when exactly did you realize you had the passion for acting?
  16. Which role that you have played you like the most?
  17. What is more important for a person, inner beauty, or an external one?
  18. What message would you want to give to your fans?
  19. Tell us something about your YouTube channel @XYZ?
  20. What, according to you, is the best part of your work?
  21. How did you come with this name @XYZ for your YouTube channel?
  22. How do you feel when you make your fans become engrossed in the lives of your characters?
  23. Tell us about the toughest part of your work? And why do you think it is tough for you?
  24. If anything you would be asked to change about your work, what would be that one thing?
  25. What would you want to suggest to budding YouTubers? What should they do to become successful YouTubers?
  26. How does it feel to be a star?
  27. Every industry, including the entertainment industry, is full of competition; what do you do to stand out amidst competition?
  28. The entertainment industry is said to be full of stress and pressure; what do you do to tackle the pressure that comes with your work?
  29. Which is your best role so far?
  30. You are always associated with acts of charity and humanitarianism; how do these acts impact your life?
  31. You are the recipient of the XYZ award; how it feels to receive such a great honor?
  32. Tell us something about one of the best experiences of your life?
  33. At what age did you realize that you want to join the entertainment industry? 
  34. Describe your last experience on stage.
  35. What was your longest-running role on stage?
  36. Do you have experience acting in television or film?
  37. What is the first thing you do to research and approach a role?
  38. What experience do you have in developing accents for specific roles?
  39. Are you flexible enough to work on short notice as a stand-in? How quickly can you assume a new role?
  40. Is life always better than a nice movie?
  41. Are there things you want to do other than acting?
  42. What prompted you to start the City of Angels Women’s Film Festival? ‘
  43. Do you work with any other women’s film festivals in the industry? If so, which are they?
  44. Has the journey been fairly easy, and if not, what obstacles have you had to overcome?
  45. What can you advise our readers who may not be as familiar with your line of work?
  46. What are some of the difficulties of the acting business?
  47. What inspired you to write for the theatre?
  48. What’s challenging about bringing a script to life?
  49. How did you discover theater? How old were you? How was your journey to becoming a working actor? 
  50. Is life always better than a nice movie?
  51. How you select films?
  52. What is your reaction to the people, who mimic you?
  53. List some of your accomplishments in the field of acting.
  54. If you could star as any popular film character on stage for your next Broadway venture, who would it be and why?
  55. What advice do you have for young people who are just starting their careers, specifically in relation to musical theatre?
  56. Describe your most challenging role to date.
  57. Where do you see your career in five years as an actor?
  58. What is your strength as an actor?
  59. How do you think success has changed your life? 
  60.  How do you rehearse a scene if the other actors you need to interact within the scene are not available?
  61. Where do you go to practice loud vocal exercises?
  62. What do you think success is easier to achieve, or it is not meant for everybody? 
  63. How do you react when you receive a negative review about a performance?
  64. Who do you consider to be your acting role model whose career you would like to emulate, and why?
  65. What techniques do you use to create a believable character?
  66. When did you first realize that you want to work in the entertainment industry?
  67. When did you realize that this is the field that you would want to explore?
  68. How do you prepare in advance for a role?
  69. How difficult it is to establish yourself in the film industry?
  70. You are involved in almost every aspect of a filmmaking, be it film writing, or producing or acting, or directing, which one do you like the most?
  71. Which is your favorite role that you have played as a young actor?
  72. What would you suggest to the budding actors and artists out there?
  73. What would you want to say to your fans out there?
  74. How does it feel to be so successful? what is your mantra of success?
  75. What, according to you, is the mantra of success? 
  76. How does it feel when you earn so many awards and honors?
  77. Out of so many roles that you have performed as an actor, which one is your favourite and why?
  78. Describe your acting style?
  79. How much has your life changed after Oscar Awards?
  80. You’ve completed 10 years in the industry. How has your journey been so far?
  81. The initial years were a little hard on you. What do you remember of those years?
  82. What attracts you to a role now? 
  83. You’ll be seen opposite Shahrukh Khan. Tell us something about that.
  84. If someone is going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?
  85. If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?
  86. How do your friends treat you after you became a celebrity? 
  87. Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
  88. What was your motivation behind a successful actor?
  89. How do you manage your personal and professional life?
  90. When you decided to be an actor, did your family support you?
  91. How have you managed to balance your schoolwork, acting and your outside activities over all these years?
  92. “KID ACTOR NAME” is a renowned name today; how do you feel about all the success you have achieved at such a tender age?
  93. Have you progressed in your acting career as you have expected?
  94. Will you give us some insight into your process as an actor?
  95. How is this character like you? Different?
  96. How did you start and how was your first experience in the industry?
  97. How important is developing a personal style when it comes to acting?
  98. The entertainment industry is very changing, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
  99. Anything in works that you can talk about? Any exciting new projects?
  100. What’s next for you?
  101. How the experience of sharing the screen with Hollywood A-listers? 
  102. What do you think is most important in your field?
  103. What would you like to suggest to youth about becoming successful in life?
  104. What type of role do you see yourself playing in the future?
  105. What suggestion would you give to young aspiring actors?
  106. Who do you think could be really good role models for teens, and why?
  107. Which is more important to you: your celebrity status or the adoration you receive from your fans for your enchanting performances?
  108. Is it easier to play this character or to be yourself on stage?
  109. How did you get attracted to acting? 
  110. What do you do to grow your personal brand?
  111. What do you love about this character?
  112. What do you hate about this character?
  113. What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
  114. Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?
  115. Can you tell us a bit about your next project?
  116. What’s something we should know about you that might surprise us?
  117. What advice do you have for an artist who wants to break into acting?
  118. What else do you want your fans to know?
  119. Tell us about your journey from a comic book and storyboard artist to a film director? 
  120. Any upcoming projects/roles you can talk about?
  121. How did you realize that you had a talent for acting and performing?
  122. Can you tell us about your early days in acting?
  123. What was your first role?
  124. Do you still get nervous going in front of the camera?
  125. Were you certain at the beginning that you could be successful?
  126. What do you love about acting?
  127. Is there anything about acting that you don’t like?
  128. Theatre to digital. How difficult/ easy was that decision for the film’s release?
  129. When and how did you realize you wanted to work in show business?
  130. Outside of acting, do you have any other major interests or passions?
  131. You only started acting six years ago when you were only 7. How did that happen?
  132. How did acting change your life?
  133. What are your best projects to date?
  134. You are also a director, can you share with us some of your experience as being a director? How was the transition for you from being an actor to a director?
  135. What, in your opinion, is the most important quality in a film director?
  136. As a producer how profitable is going digital first?
  137. Tell us something about your podcast, “The Real Brand”? 
  138. What would you want to convey to your fans? 
  139. What’s going to surprise people about this show?
  140. What would you want to say to your fans? 
  141. Do you miss playing with your friends while you shoot your films? 
  142. How do you feel working with stars? 
  143. What is the Mantra of your success? 
  144. You are a star now. Do you feel any difference in your life, or is everything the same as it was? 
  145. How would you want to impact the world when you grow up? 
  146. What would you like to say to your fans?
  147. What would you suggest to the budding actors and artists out there? 
  148. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  149. If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?
  150. When did you first perform?
  151. Besides this one, what’s your favorite stage show?
  152. Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?
  153. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?
  154. When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing?
  155. Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?
  156. What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?
  157. If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?
  158. What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?
  159. You are a creative person; how has creativity impacted your life? 
  160. Having done a variety of roles in your career, are you now content as an actor? 
  161. Entertaining people is the most difficult task; how did you become interested in this line of work?
  162. You are known for portraying ABC and XYZ characters; how do you feel when you hear people appreciating your work? 
  163. How does it feel to achieve success at such a young age?
  164. What has your experience been like working with celebrities like Jackson Dollinger, Ava Kolker, and Ruth Righi?
  165. You’re a multi-talented artist with a knack for both singing and dancing. What brings you more joy, singing or dancing?
  166. How do you feel about nepotism in Bollywood and if the industry is fair to ‘outsiders’?
  167. You’re quite admired for your comedic abilities in XYZ SHOW; how do you feel in your role?
  168. Do you think OTT platforms have changed the game? 
  169. One thing that comes to your mind when I say: Beauty, Love, Dance
  170. A character you would want to play. 
  171. What was the last thing you watched on the OTT platform?
  172. Why did you want to be involved in this production?
  173. How would you describe ACTOR NAME off the camera?
  174. How would you rate your satisfaction level at this stage of your career?
  175. Tell us about somebody you look up to; a person who has shaped the way you think and behave?
  176. Have Bollywood action movies evolved over the years? Is romance still a necessary element?
  177. Is there pressure to maintain the style?
  178. How has the depiction of violence changed in movies from the ’90s?
  179. How is this production bringing something new to this story?
  180. Is the action genre becoming redundant in Bollywood?
  181. How was it working with Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachan?
  182. Looking back, are you happy with the way things have shaped up for you in the industry?
  183. You’ve voiced and acted in a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning shows; which has been your favorite role so far?
  184. What is it about the profession that drew you in the first place?
  185. Who in the show is most like their character?
  186. If not the entertainment industry, what other industry would you like to work in? 
  187. If you had to choose between acting and voice over, which would you pick?
  188. You’re a celebrity now, with a massive fan base and fans all over the world. How does it feel to have such a big name?
  189. Tell us about your upcoming shows and how you’re staying on top of things during the pandemic?
  190. The first question that each of us would like to ask is, “How does it feel to be so many different people in one life?” You are an award-winning politician, educator, minister, international rap artist, author, visual artist, talk show radio host, and are now venturing into the world of acting. Most people struggle to manage even a single profile. How do you feel with so many? Is it thrilling or exhausting at times?
  191. You’ve won numerous awards, including the XYZ in 2009 and the “Best Director Award.” How has the transition from award-winning actor to successful director been?
  192. What sort of person is going to love this film/show?
  193. What’s challenging about bringing this script to life?
  194. Who should not come see this show?
  195. What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?
  196. Who has the best costume?
  197. What sort of person is going to love this character?
  198. Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?
  199. Besides yourself, which actor in this production is going to blow people away?
  200. If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
  201. What makes a good scene partner?
  202. When can we expect ABC?
  203. How have your looks enabled your progress in the industry?
  204. Would you be open to playing negative characters?
  205. Have you ever wanted to star in a remake of your father’s film?
  206. You have played so many interesting characters until now but you are yet to experiment with an out-and-out negative role. Would you be all game for it when a director approaches you with something on that lines?
  207. You became an actor, director and producer during the lockdown period. Which role suits you the best?
  208. We are enticed to know what led you to this particular career path? Is there any innate quality or external factors that influenced you to pursue acting?
  209. Can you tell us about the most exciting thing that has happened to you since you got underway with your entertainment career?
  210. You two are now renowned among people. How do you think you can use social media as a platform to influence your audience? 
  211. If you could work on your favorite TV show or film with your favorite co-star, what or who would you choose, and why?
  212. Can you tell us about the most interesting or exciting projects that you are currently working on? How do you think that will benefit people?
  213. Aside from your career, your schoolwork is also essential. How do you balance schoolwork, auditions, and time on set?
  214. Do you find any change in your friends’ or schoolmates’ behavior after you started acting in “ABC MOVIE”
  215. You are such a brilliant actress, what do you think is the toughest part of your work?
  216. How is it to be a daughter of a celebrity, how did it impact your life? Was it an opportunity or an adversity for you?
  217. What made you take such a leap to start your own fashion line from an actress? Has it changed anything in your life?
  218. What do you think is most important in your field?
  219. Could you tell us a little bit about your background and how you ended up choosing this particular line of work?
  220. What sparked your interest in becoming a member of Deadly Cheers?
  221. Tell us about your upcoming projects.
  222. How did you feel when you first received the best actress award for your movie “ABC?”
  223. How does it feel to always be in the forefront of the minds of your audience? 
  224. What kind of projects would you most like to direct in the future, and why?
  225. What is it that you hope to impart to your fans and followers? 
  226. You received the best actress award for “XYC.” What intrigued your interest in the project?
  227. How was the experience of working with Director Debra Markowitz?
  228. Your film “XYZ” received its 1st festival acceptance. How crucial is this for you?
  229. What are your plans for the industry in the near future?
  230. How does it feel to always be at the top of things?
  231. What would you like to say to your fans and followers?
  232. What made you want to give acting a shot?
  233. Tell us about your role in ABC
  234. You have worked in a number of films now; which one is your favorite and why?
  235. Which is your favorite character out of so many that you’ve performed in a variety of films?
  236. How does it feel to be so famous at such a tender age?
  237. You are now a superstar; has this affected anything about your life, particularly your social life?
  238. What would you like to say to your fans?