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Sally Field, Ben Platt, And Danny Devito Share The Highs And Lows Of Being An Actor Plus Josh Groban, Cate Blanchett, and Corey Hawkins also discuss their craft on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Posted on Jun 9, 2017 12:15pm


Being an actor sounds glamorous, and sometimes it is. But sometimes it doesn't work out like you expected.

Occupational hazards include embarrassing auditions, awkward bodily functions on stage, and getting locked out of your apartment by famously handsome roommates. Some of this year's Tony Awards® nominees shared these stories—and much more—on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Sally Field is back on Broadway for the first time in 15 years, and wasted no time picking up a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. She got the nod for her work in The Glass Menagerie, and during her interview she discussed how the show has remained relevant for so long. She went on to describe her "dreadful" first time on stage and teased Stephen about his own buck naked performances. Sally also shared a kiss with Stephen—which wouldn't be the first time in their cheeky interviews. They've locked lips before, and that night she talked about 53 years of on screen smooches with stars like Paul Newman.





When Ben Platt stopped by the show, he opened up about not just his role, but how he juggles singing and crying in Dear Evan Hansen. Ben's work has earned him his first Tony nod, and it's a big one: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.





Danny DeVito is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his work in Arthur Miller's The Price. During an earlier interview on The Late Show, he talked about his Broadway debut, being in the first cast of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and being roommates with Michael Douglas.





Can't get enough of Broadway stars talking about their craft and life as an actor? Stephen's done a few more interviews you might enjoy!

Corey Hawkins revealed his terrible Juilliard audition, though it didn't seem to hurt as he's now up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his turn in Six Degrees of Separation.

Josh Groban sat down to talk about unique theater and finally getting to Broadway with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Cate Blanchett discussed her Broadway debut in The Present, and she's off to a great start since she's already up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

Watch the 71st Annual Tony Awards live on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Watch all-new episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.