“The truth of the matter is, I would love to be a character that they use and use and they dig him deeper and deeper into a pit of despair, and then they have to kill him because there’s no way out. I’d love to be that kind of character; that means that they’re using you in a way that’s full of muscle. As an actor, that’s what you want.”

Matthew Lillard

“I was talking about the similar way Monroe’s mind works. It kind of bounces around a little bit, you know, and then once it latches on to something, it will bore all the way into it, like the clock making or the Pilates or the vegan thing or, you know, but when it’s not anchored, it kind of skitters around. My mind is like that. If I don’t have something to really focus on, I can kind of, think about five things to do at once. You know what I mean?”

Silas Weir Mitchell

“You’re lucky if you get a scene like that as an actor. You’re lucky if you get one scene like that, and I remember some people are like “God, that must be a bummer, you’re only in one scene in the pilot.” And I’m like look, if you’re only going to be in one scene in the pilot, that’s the scene you want to be in because there’s so much going on within that moment, within that moment between those characters, within that moment just within Gus, and I think that that scene, everything is at work there.”

Colin Hanks

“I think just the physical filming of this series is incredibly difficult for the simple reason, the scene count we have, the amount of days we have to shoot, the jumping from disguises; it’s a big juggling act, this series, and the pace at which we shoot. In a day you’re in the chair, a wig is going on your head and you don’t even know if you’re doing a pickup shot or whatever, you can’t remember what episode it was from. It’s kind of a challenge say, keeping your head sane in the madness…”

Matthew Rhys

“There are a few (happy) moments definitely for Nathan, but sadly, they seem to be fleeting. Well, you know, it’s just the way it’s gotta go. When things start looking too good you have to just smash it all to pieces… Especially in the first half of the season, Nathan’s outlook is pretty bleak, pretty dark.”

Lucas Bryant

“I was talking about the similar way Monroe’s mind works. It kind of bounces around a little bit, you know, and then once it latches on to something, it will bore all the way into it, like the clock making or the Pilates or the vegan thing or, you know, but when it’s not anchored, it kind of skitters around. My mind is like that. If I don’t have something to really focus on, I can kind of, think about five things to do at once. You know what I mean?”

Martin Freeman

“I think one of the greatest love stories of the show is actually between Nathan and Duke. And although its not a romantic relationship and not a romantic love — it’s almost like a brotherhood and a familial relationship in some ways — there is this question that I think we all ask ourselves about Duke… If he even could have a relationship with Audrey, could he handle it? Would he really want it? Is he meant to be in a relationship?”

Eric Balfour

“And it’s really interesting to see Dell as one expression of that, somebody who’s so deeply closeted that he actually considers hanging himself in the last episode, to someone like Stanley, who just seems to roll with it. It seems to be part of his lifestyle, which is admittedly not a healthy lifestyle; he’s a professional liar, but there is a sense in which he’s a lot more, I guess, at ease with it.”

Denis O'Hare

“I couldn’t believe I’d get an opportunity to work with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates in a lifetime, especially at the same time. It’s wonderful… We have a good time with it. We all have an appreciation for this crazy world and the things that we’re asked to do. It stretches us and grows us. The fact that we get to come back year after year and they fashion some completely new insanity for us to play out is a plus. It’s thrilling.”

Angela Bassett

“I think what’s interesting about each of these characters in this, and I’ve said it before… the writers talk to me about how people dealt with Nazi Germany. And how they had to survive. And what they had to do. And who they had to befriend in order to just stay alive. And I think that’s a similar situation here..”

Ally Walker