Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Returns With Jacob Elordi

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series returns featuring the biggest stars in this year’s Oscar race for Season 19. The four episodes will debut on PBS SoCal on Jan. 11 at 8 to 10 p.m., followed by encores on KCET and public television stations across the country and the WORLD Channel (check local listings). All episodes will stream on and the free PBS App following their premieres.

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” issue will hit newsstands on Dec. 6, and the conversations will start airing on Monday, Dec. 4, on and its social media channels.

This year’s “Actors on Actors” lineup includes:

Margot Robbie (“Barbie”) & Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”)

Robert Downey Jr. (“Oppenheimer”) & Mark Ruffalo (“Poor Things”)

Emily Blunt (“Oppenheimer”) & Anne Hathaway (“Eileen”)

Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid”, “The Color Purple”) & Rachel Zegler (“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”)

Emma Stone (“Poor Things”) & Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”)

Colman Domingo (“Rustin,” “The Color Purple”) & Jacob Elordi (“Priscilla,” “Saltburn”)

Carey Mulligan (“Maestro”) & Michael Fassbender (“The Killer”)

Jeffrey Wright (“American Fiction”) & Taraji P. Henson (“The Color Purple”)

Greta Lee (“Past Lives”) & Andrew Scott (“All of Us Strangers”)

Annette Bening (“Nyad”) & Julianne Moore (“May December”)

Natalie Portman (“May December”) & Paul Mescal (“All of Us Strangers”)

Alden Ehrenreich (“Fair Play,” “Oppenheimer”) & Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”)

“I’m so excited that ‘Actors on Actors’ – the most prestigious franchise of awards season – will be returning with one of our biggest lineups yet,” said Variety Co-Editor-In-Chief Ramin Setoodeh. “These conversations will truly be the talk of the internet as we roll them out over 12 days, starting on Dec. 4 and on PBS SoCal in January.”

“Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2019 and is nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award this year. The series is produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.