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Brie Larson (Room) & Joel Edgarton (Black Mass) in Actors on Actors video

Today’s Slacker Sunday video is another from Variety’s Actors on Actors series. Joel Edgarton, the Australian actor who played Tom in The Great Gatsby and this year stood out with Johnny Depp in Black Mass teamed up with Brie Larson, the young Indie star who got a lot of buzz for playing the mother in Room. They start out discussing the fact that Brie Larson had to audition for Room, and that succeeding in that process gave her confidence for her performance. Interesting, because so many big name actors don’t have to audition. Hope you find their chat as fascinating as I do. Its about a half hour in length so grab a cup of joe before you press play.

My take on Room, the book