Emily Blunt on John Krasinski's tearful reaction to her big win for "A Quiet Place":
"I think he probably was as shocked as I was because I think it was very unexpected. It was an incredible category — certainly not something I planned for — and so I was pretty blown away. I think he was overjoyed. I'm also completely blind without my glasses and his face was a bit of a blur to me, so I'm going to find out how he felt when I see him. My favorite thing about shooting 'Quiet Place,' for sure, was working with John. We had never done it before and it is kind of the great unknown going into this process — not knowing what that is going to be. A lot of people were like, 'You're going to be divorced by the end of it,' and actually it made us so much closer. I think the discovery of how well we collaborate and how well we can create something together was so special. "
Mahershala Ali on the controversy surrounding "Green Book":
"In terms of the historical accuracy, I think some of the things that were questioned can be answered in just listening to Dr. Shirley talk — which everybody is privy to do. Some of the articles or snippets that were more recently released. I think we kind of need people to go back and see what Dr. Shirley had to say for himself and sort of circle back. If there's questions about accuracy of something, then some people can address that. I feel like my job is always the same. I have to assume, whether it's fiction or non-fiction, that it's the truth. What I mean by that is, I have to approach it as if it's the truth and my job is to make sure that my work is as deep as possible and that it's as connected to my character as possible. That I, first and foremost, believe in myself so that I have a shot at an audience believing me."
Sandra Oh on finding her inner darkness through "Killing Eve":
"What have I learned from the character Eve? To embrace your own darkness and shadow. Because if you don't make space for it, it'll come and destroy you — as [Villanelle] is coming after Eve to destroy her."
Chrissy Metz on being forced to borrow money before "This Is Us":
"I definitely was one job away [from success]. I completely relate to Jason [Bateman]'s speech — and of course got a little teary eyed. I had to borrow money to pay my SAG dues, and I wasn't even working. It was a struggle. I think that it's one of those things that — it's something that is not fulfilled within you and you're like, 'Oh, there's still something there. It's still something that I have to do.' And not from an ego place or a prideful place but, 'There's a story that I'm supposed to tell.' So I'm really grateful that I get to do that and I stuck it out long enough. Harrison Ford said, 'You just stood in line long enough,' so, honey, I'll stand in line."
Sterling K. Brown on whether the "Black Panther" sequel will sink or swim:
"Ryan [Coogler] signed on and he doesn't lose, you know what I'm saying? The bruh is three-for-three and he's going to be four-for-four. The Marvel team gave him all the support they needed — he's a beast, man. He ain't gon' slip. He's 'Godfather 2.'"
Jason Bateman on his wife becoming the "full-time dad" at home:
"[With] me working weird hours or not being in town a lot, my wife keeps me really grounded by doing really nothing other than just being her. She's got a full-time career herself and she's able to be an incredible mom, and she's almost a full-time dad too because I'm out of town so much. I'm just kind of floored by that. So that keeps me grounded. That reminds me that I've got a real strong example to live up to that she's showing. That keeps me from taking any of this for granted or just doing it half a—- each day."
Patricia Arquette on her father, who raised her and her siblings on a struggling actor's salary:
"As long as there's been a union, a member of my family has been involved. My grandfather was an actor, and my dad raised us, fed us. It's feast or famine as an actor, a working actor. So my dad struggled a lot to raise us and taught us how important the union was and took us on strikes and picket lines. I love other actors. I love all my siblings. I feel like they're some of the greatest actors I could ever spend [time] with, talk about acting, learn from their work. So it's very meaningful to have your peers do this."
Rachel Brosnahan on the #MeToo movement impacting "Mrs. Maisel":
"I think the timing of the movement making a resurgence — because it's certainly not the first time we're talking about the issues that women face in the workplace or walking through the world — the resurgence of this movement with a new name had fortuitous timing with the release of the show. I think it made people view the show and welcome the show with new eyes. The truth is, Midge's story is one that so many women have experienced in one form or another before — and will again. "
Chadwick Boseman on the struggles of being young, gifted and black in Hollywood:
"It speaks to the fact that you have the same dreams as other people. You have equal — if not more — talent at times. But you don't have the same opportunities. You don't necessarily have the same doors open to you or the same nepotism, the same money or resources that can be put towards your dreams. You, a lot of times, don't have family members that have ever achieved the things that you want to do. When you inspire to do something that is outside the realm of what the world would see you doing … to be young, gifted and black is all of that. It's to have everything but then not quite be able to grasp it, and then to be able to persevere through that."